Taloi Havini (Nakas Tribe Hakö, born in Arawa, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea; lives in Sydney, Australia) is interested in the sociopolitical history of Bougainville. Her ongoing investigation into the expanding environmental degradation of her birthplace is shown through the multi-channel video installations in her Habitat series. Havini employs a research practice concerned with her Indigenous matrilineal ties to her land and community in Bougainville. She delves into personal experiences impacted by the ongoing legacy of colonial resource extraction and the broader political issues of nation building in the Pacific region. Through immersive video, installation, photography, and sculpture, she seeks to articulate different ways of being connected with nature.
- Arawa, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
- Country / Nation
- Nakas Tribe Hakö, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea / Australia
- Sydney, Australia