Apparatus weaves the development of gender and identity within the indigenous culture in Aotearoa, the Māori name for New Zealand. Samoan artist Tanu Gago juxtaposes mesmerising footage of boys in their varied development of selfhood and actualisation with imagery of sculpted men from a different time and space, tracing the colonial influence on the expression of masculinity.

The other films shown within Bodily Rituals

Filmmaker
Tanu Gago
Premiere
European premiere
Country
New Zealand
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
19’
Language
English
Producer
Tanu Gago
Production Company
FAF SWAG
Sales
Tanu Gago
Writer
Tanu Gago
Cinematography
Tanu Gago
Editor
Tanu Gago
Production Design
Tanu Gago