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P2: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith

Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Fibre Tours logo

It behooves wired people to know a few things about wires 2016
poster, Hollywood vanity lighting
470 x 710 x 100mm
courtesy of the artist

Once upon a time, our nation found pride in its connectivity. New submarine communications cables were commemorated with postage stamps and public artwork. But over time knowledge of this has waned. And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth.

With The Southern Cross Cable: A Tour, Bronwyn Holloway-Smith uncovers places where you can picnic and build sand castles, mere metres from the Cable, where 98% of New Zealand’s international internet traffic glows, on the iconic Muriwai and Takapuna beaches.

Turn off your screens. This is not a film.

Image: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Fibre Tours logo. Courtesy of the artist.