Melodie Turori

I believe that art begins with relationship. My art practice flows from community, engaging themes of identity, belonging, memory, and connection to ancestral homeland through multimedia, textile, and poetic works.

The Future Behind Us

Documentary short film exploring Oceanic indigeneity and relationality through practices of ancestral listening. Official selection of Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2022, Pasifika Film Festival 2022 (Australia), and Māoriland Film Festival 2023 (Aotearoa New Zealand).

Prayer of Stitches

A tivaevae made in gratitude for the gift of stories shared by our NHPI community during Toe Fo‘i: The Return.