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18 November 2017 —
25 February 2018

Anna Rankin: hail to

Anna Rankin, hail to, 2017 (installation view). Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.


hail to is a Te Tuhi Billboard Project by Anna Rankin which explores positions of loss, grief, weakness and death through poetry and imagery in order to invoke transitional and unstable relationships of time in relation to the self and to the divine. The works negotiate subjectivity through contradictory and convergent experiences of weakness and ephemeral elation. In hail to she explores and locates desire, fantasy, allegory, delusion, memory, trace and displacement.

Anna Rankin is a poet, writer and editor from Aotearoa New Zealand who currently lives in Los Angeles. Recent poetry was included in Five Poets (2017), Anxious Garden (Enjoy Public Art Gallery, 2017), and Pack Lite (Auckland, New York, 2017).

The artist would like thank Dan Nash and Athaliah Renee for their assistance.


→ Te Tuhi Billboards of Poetry – EyeContact

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