Lowdown:
What: Kim Hak – Alive
Where & when: Objectspace, Saturday, June 1 – Sunday, July 21

A pair of scissors, a watch, a cooking pot: they are the humblest of household objects but behind each is a story of survival, endurance and, sometimes, sheer luck.

Just talk with Kuy Bun Rith who, sitting in his South Auckland home, is watched over by photos of his family: his wife, five children and nine grandchildren. They've had a good life in New Zealand, he says, but he doesn't often share memories of his native Cambodia.

"I had a long journey for my

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