Venue 2 - Papa Tuarua

Papa Tuarua is our venue that supports static digital artifacts such as photographic series, essays, creative writing passages and illustrations. This venue highlights the multiplicity of modes that dance-makers will often move through as they undertake creative processes and build worlds for their performances to live in. It also activates collaborative connections between dance-makers and photographers, writers and visual artists.

Still Solo

Oli Mathiesen

‘Still Solo’ is a self-portrait photo exhibition featuring two series, ‘Liminalist’ and ‘Venetian’. The works strive to create a sense of movement in a still format, exploring how light and shadow can create a choreography against the body. The works explore ideas of how the body can exist in a liminal state as well as featuring the human form as the subject of performance. These series are an excerpt from Oli’s body of work where he continues to find how dance informs his photographic practice.


Thank you to Nicky and the late Stewart Mathiesen.


All of these images are available to purchase as prints. For information on pricing, including bundle discounts, please get in touch with Tempo at


14 Jul to 16 Jul
begins at 10am on 14 Jul
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Oli Mathiesen is a contemporary dancer working in the cross-disciplinary fields of movement, photo and film. His photographic work is contextualised by his movement practice. Oli doesn’t see either as working in two different fields, dance or photography, but the discipline is defined by the medium the final product takes form in. He continues to work in the fine arts sector with photography held in the Wallace Arts Trust, while completing his dance studies at Unitec.