ByDesign 2018 – aitu
** Lobby installation and Q&A with artist Mario Lemafa! **
The ghosts that haunt us like to clean, are prodigious administrators, and have passports stamped till the pages are indistinguishable. The ghost is Eden is shampoo bottles is others’ posts is tourist is land titles is language is condo is debt is…
“aitu” is a work presented by Samoan artist and Stranger Genius Award nominee Mario Lemafa, which will include experimentation with fabric and textile repurposing. The work imagines the future(s) of resort culture, and native land-sea relationships.
“I am interested in language because it wounds or seduces me.”
what Roland Barthes said.
Mario Lemafa (1990) resides in South King County. Lemafa’s work includes group and solo exhibitions, performance, poetry, and the occasional curatorial effort.