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This Placement Television (Full Length) – 2005 Documentary Arts/Culture

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Television (Full Length) – 2005 Documentary Arts/Culture

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The work of Dunedin artist and surfer Simon Kaan explores his Māori (Ngāi Tahu), Pākehā (Scottish) and Chinese heritage. His studio in Port Chalmers is an old fruit shop his Chinese grandfather ran. In 2004 Simon won a three-month residency at Beijing’s Red Gate Gallery. Directed by Andrew Bancroft, this Artsville story follows Kaan on a tour of Beijing markets and galleries, as he prepares for a show opening. Kaan, who also narrates the piece, is able to visit family whenua: the village that his grandparents left behind for New Zealand.

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I'm not doing this independently. I believe your ancestors are a part of you, that you're not just detached, you're not just this individual walking through life.
– Simon Kaan on his whakapapa