Adriana Lear

Motif, 2018

Single-channel High Definition video

6 minutes, 47 seconds

16:9, colour, sound

Film produced & edited + music score composed, performed & produced by Adriana Lear, featuring Adriana’s brothers Michael & Daniel Lear

*The artist has obtained copyright for use of all material in this work. Work features the artist’s personal photographs as well as public images of World War I and the Pacific War, blackbirding of 350 people from 'Ata atoll, Tonga in 1863, the Dawn Raids and the Polynesian Panther movement; references to Western religion, tourist iconography and popular culture; and stills from American Hollywood movies Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) and Hawaii (1966).