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L Hinds

Shared Lines: Pūtahitanga exhibiting artist

LHinds - Tablecloth [2020] - digital, mi

Tablecloth (2020) digital, mixed media



L Hinds’ work focuses on the liminal and encapsulated spaces of catalogue and analogy. Every iteration has the body as a boundary: L Hinds is taking inventory, while the object is moving through us.

Their written and visual work obsesses with brevity – what it means, and where to build. They work primarily with paint, textile and digital formats to create drawings and cinematographic digital works.

L Hinds is currently based in Ōtepoti. Their practice is interdisciplinary (visual, written, performance), working with collaborators across Ōtepoti and Aotearoa.


Shared Lines: Pūtahitanga 2020


accustomed red (2020)



‘accustomed red’ is a flashback and a deliberation.

Lockdown was stress, sleep, and small spaces. Domestic claustrophobia seeped into our dreams and memories, rendering them absurd and vivid. Our brains were searching for context, and synthesising in its absence.

For those living in un-ideal housing situations, and for those who were vulnerable or isolated in their home environment, such experiences may have been even more clashing and filmic. Trauma, danger and the echoes of ugly nostalgia reduced the home/world boundary to a pinprick.

I drew on cinematographic influences to create a digital work which freezes my reality. As part of this exquisite corpse for Shared Lines: Pūtahitanga, I contribute to an audit of our collective experience: inventing resilience during l[anguish]ing days.

‘accustomed red’ dismantles; ‘accustomed red’ survives.

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