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hidden histories

Festival of Images
Research, 2023
Mirelle's practice delves into the colonial archive, seeing its complexity not only as an incredibly vast collection of photos, objects and documents, but also understanding its position concerning personal history. In her research methodologies she uses precisely chosen archives, as a prompt to point to the historical record of the many colonized areas in the Global South. By embedding these specific resources of material culture into necessary new forms of distribution, the displacement of the archive as such is manifested while it also allows for corrected, and more thorough narratives to come into existence.

A selection of images depicting the anniversary celebrations of the appointment of Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu as Māori Queen, the leader of the Kīngitanga (Māori King Movement), Ngāruawāhia, Waikato, New Zealand, 1969. Carnival in Brazil in the 70s, and much more. Check Tubelight for captions and sources

©Mirelle van Tulder
Chief Tropical Officer