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Greg SEMU


Independent Indigenous Researcher, Curator and Artist Greg Semu, born New Zealand 1971, embraces Samoa as his ancestral and spiritual home. The theme of cultural displacement in the Pacific is a river that runs strongly through Semu’s artwork. His major oeuvre of photographs have community engagement and research as a starting point and often include auto portraits and the underlying Samoan Va - the vast oceans that separate the nations unite rather than divide. Semu uses the visual languages of photography and film to explore the significance of identity and create evocative dialogues to challenge the romanticised Colonialist documentation of ‘first contact’ with the tribal worlds. By using mediums so synonymous with presenting truth and reality to re-enact historic and art historically significant moments, Semu seduces the viewer to challenge preconceived notions of history.

 
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Native Police Tracker Hut


Native Police Tracker Hut


 
 
 
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The Raft


The Raft


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6


6


 
 
 
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Bleeding Face


Bleeding Face


 
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The Arrival


The Arrival


 
 
 
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The Search


The Search


 
 
 
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Native Police Tracker Hut 2


Native Police Tracker Hut 2


 
Headshot
 
 
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The last cannibal supper


The last cannibal supper


 
 
 
 
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Battle of the noble savage


Battle of the noble savage


 
 
 
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The Apostles


The Apostles


 
 
 
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The Apostles 678


The Apostles 678


 
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Self Portrait


Self Portrait


 
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Body on the line


Body on the line


 
 
 
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Two Bodies,Two Landscapes


Two Bodies,Two Landscapes


 
 
 
 
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After Holbien


After Holbien


 
 
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video