Three leading contemporary Māori artists will astonish and delight the audiences at the Māoriland Film Festival, with their works on display in the main festival venues .
The artworks are diverse in materials and content, however they demonstrate the depth of an artist’s mātauranga Māori; with their reflections of traditional Māori artforms, including raranga and whakairo.
The project will initiate conversations about the point and presence of mātauranga Māori. The art also uses materials like glass and fibre, and moving images with sound. It is a unique interactive experience for festival goers.
All of the artists will be present to discuss these works, and to take part in a panel with filmmakers about recent joint ventures within film. Collaboration between artists and filmmakers is a key focus of the Māoriland Film Festival, and the soon to be established multi-purpose arts venue: The Māoriland Hub.
Sculptor Professor Robert Jahnke (Te Whānau a Rākairoa ki Ngāti Porou); Video and media artist Rachael Rakena (Ngā Puhi, Ngāi Tahu) and textile artist and fashion designer Kiri Nathan (Ngā Puhi, Tainui) are the three leading Māori contemporary artists involved in Mīharo Kē.
SHANNON TE AO
Four recent works by Māori artists using the mobility of video to explore concepts of encounter and exchange, will screen ‘on loop’ in the window of the Māoriland Hub.
Works include; Salote Tawale and Bridget Reweti’s Sorry (2016), Shannon Te Ao’s Untitled (Epilogue) (2015), Suzanne Kite and Bridget Reweti’s Hotline Bling (2016) and Sarah Hudson’s Karakia / Ritual Chants (2016)
All works appear courtesy of the artists, and CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand, with the support of Creative New Zealand. (www.circuit.org.nz)
Wednesday 15 March
The works will be open to the public throughout the festival.
Tickets available from March 1
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