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Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive

Past Exhibition
30 Mar – 21 Jul 2019
Free

Nathan Pohio, Sleeper, 1999, two-channel video.

Nathan Pohio, Sleeper, 1999, two-channel video.

Rachael Rakena, …as an individual and not under the name of Ngāi Tahu, 2001, video still. Courtesy of the artist.

Rachael Rakena, …as an individual and not under the name of Ngāi Tahu, 2001, video still. Courtesy of the artist.

Sarah Hudson, Ōpōtiki, 2016, photograph. Courtesy of the artist.

Sarah Hudson, Ōpōtiki, 2016, photograph. Courtesy of the artist.

Ana Iti, Treasures left by our Ancestors, 2016. Installed in Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive. Photo: John Lake

Ana Iti, Treasures left by our Ancestors, 2016. Installed in Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive. Photo: John Lake

LISA REIHANA, NATIVE PORTRAITS N.19897, 1997. Installed in Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive. Photo: John Lake

LISA REIHANA, NATIVE PORTRAITS N.19897, 1997. Installed in Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive. Photo: John Lake

Nova Paul, Pink and White Terraces, 2006. Installed in Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive. Photo: John Lake

Nova Paul, Pink and White Terraces, 2006. Installed in Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive. Photo: John Lake

Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive, install image 2019. Photo: John Lake

Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive, install image 2019. Photo: John Lake

Terri Te Tau, Te Āhua o te Hau ki te Papaioea, 2015. Installed in Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive. Photo: John Lake

Terri Te Tau, Te Āhua o te Hau ki te Papaioea, 2015. Installed in Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive. Photo: John Lake

Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive, install image 2019. Photo: John Lake

Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive, install image 2019. Photo: John Lake

7558 Collective, Karanga Karanga, 2017.  Installed in Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive. Photo: John Lake

7558 Collective, Karanga Karanga, 2017. Installed in Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive. Photo: John Lake

Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive, install image 2019. Photo: John Lake

Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive, install image 2019. Photo: John Lake

Jeremy Leatinu'u, Earthpushers, 2017. Installed in Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive. Photo: John Lake

Jeremy Leatinu'u, Earthpushers, 2017. Installed in Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive. Photo: John Lake

Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive, install image 2019. Photo: John Lake

Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive, install image 2019. Photo: John Lake

Featuring Ana Iti, Eugene Hansen, Jamie Berry/ Leala Faleseuga/ Pikihuia Haenga, Janet Lilo, Jasmine Te Hira, Jeremy Leatinu'u, Layne Waerea, Leilani Kake, Lisa Reihana, Natalie Robertson, Nathan Pohio, Nova Paul, Ngahina Hohaia, Rachael Rakena, Rangituhia Hollis, Robert Jahnke, Sarah Hudson and Terri Te Tau

Kei te tūhura a Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive i ngā mahi a ngā ringatoi e whai ana i te pakiwaituhi tāoreore, i te mahi kiriata me te mahi ataata mai i te tau 1970 tae noa ki tēnei rā. E whā tekau tau te roa o ēnei mahi, mai i te pakiwaituhi tāoreore o Te Utu: Battle of the Gods (1980) nā Robert Jahnke ki ⌘ SHIFT # (2019) nā Janet Lilo, he whakaaturanga korikori tēnei e kitea ai ngā tini ringatoi me ā rātou mahi whakahirahira i te huringa o te wā. Ka huri ngā mahinga toi, ka rangona te wairua ora o tēnei pūranga toi, ka whakawhāitihia hoki ngā kōrero, ka ākona ngā pānga hou, ka kitea ngā tūhonotanga i waenganui i ngā ringatoi.

I te wā o te whakaaturanga o Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive ka tū he kauhau, he whakaataranga, he papamahi hoki i te taha o ngā ringatoi me ngā manuhiri kia rangona ai ngā tirohanga rerekē. Ka matapakina ngā momo pātai e whai ake nei; he aha rā ngā whakaawenga matua ki ngā ringatoi? He aha te pānga o ā rātou mahi ki ngā ataata puoro, ki te ao kiriata me ngā momo pae pāpāho pāpori? He aha rā ngā āhuatanga motuhake me ngā āhuatanga ōrite i waenganui i ēnei mahinga toi me ngā ringatoi? He whakaaturanga tēnei hei whakapuaki i ēnei pātai, e rangona ai ngā momo whakautu.

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Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive explores the history of Māori artists who have used animation, film and video as a medium from the 1970s to today. Spanning forty years, from Robert Jahnke’s 1980 animation Te Utu: The Battle of the Gods to Janet Lilo’s 2019 ⌘ SHIFT #, the exhibition features many artists and significant works at different times over the show. This rotation of works acknowledges the exhibition as a living archive and an opportunity to collect stories, learn new relationships and find connections between artists.

Over the duration of Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive, we are hosting a series of talks, screenings and workshops with visiting artists and invited guests to capture a wide range of perspectives. These discussions will ask what influences were important for these artists? How does their work relate to music videos, cinema, or social media? What is distinctive and shared by these works and the artists who created them? This exhibition is an opportunity to ask these questions, and see what responses may unfold.

Co-curated by Bridget Reweti and Melanie Oliver

20 March - 26 May: Terri Te Tau
28 May - 21 July: Janet Lilo
30 March - 28 April: Jamie Berry, Pikihuia Haenga and Leala Faleseuga
30 April - 26 May: Rangituhia Hollis
28 May - 23 June: Natalie Robertson
26 June - 21 July: Ngahina Hohaia
30 March - 28 April: Jeremy Leatinu’u
30 April - 26 May: Ana Iti
28 May - 23 June: Sarah Hudson
24 June - 21 July: Leilani Kake

IN THE MEDIA

Now showing: Māori video artists at The Dowse Art Museum, The Dowse media release, 20 March 2019.
Conceptual Artist Nathan PohioNathan Pohio interviewed by Lynn Freeman on Standing Room Only, Sunday 14 April 2019.
Electricity, movement, and light. Annabella Gamboni in Regional News Friday 3 May 2019
On The Move, Sarah Lang, Capital Magazine, May 2019
HuttZone Māori Moving Image Tour with Melanie Oliver, 5 May 2019
Things to do: Winter warmers, Urbis, 14 June 2019
Uiuinga #1: a conversation with Robert Jahnke, Bridget Reweti, 21 May 2019
Uiuinga #2: a conversation with Lisa Reihana, Bridget Reweti, 27 May 2019
Uiuinga #3: a conversation with Rachael Rakena, Bridget Reweti, 11 June 2019
Into Te Ao Mārama: A Review of ‘Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive’, Chevron Hassett, 13 July 2019

EVENTS

Nathan Pohio and Dr Laurence Simmons: A Māori Moving Image Talk
Sat 13 Apr 2.00pm 2019
Join us for a conversation between Māori Moving Image artist Nathan Pohio and Dr Laurence Simmons, Professor of Film Studies at the University of Auckland.

Jeremy Leatinu'u, Ian Powell and Mark Williams: A Māori Moving Image Talk
Wed 17 Apr 6.00pm 2019
Join artists Jeremy Leatinu'u and Ian Powell in conversation with Circuit Director Mark Williams to discuss Earthpushers (2018).

Participation: Footnote New Zealand Dance at The Dowse
Sat 4 May, 12.00pm 2019
Footnote New Zealand Dance is returning to The Dowse with a special performance of Participation performed in our exhibition Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive.

Curators Talk: Indigenous Art Histories and Moving Image Practice
Sat 4 May, 2.00pm 2019
Join curators Ioana Gordon-Smith, Bridget Reweti and Melanie Oliver in conversation about the exhibitions From the Shore currently on at Pātaka Art + Museum and Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive at The Dowse.

Ngāti: a Māori Moving Image movie screening
Sat 18 May, 2.00pm 2019
Come along to The Dowse for a FREE screening of Ngāti (1987) directed by Barry Barclay.

Terri Te Tau and Teanau Tuiono: A Māori Moving Image Talk
Wed 15 May, 6.00pm 2019
Join Terri Te Tau and Teanau Tuiono in conversation about surveillance and the New Zealand Police raids in 2007 known as 'Operation 8'.

Outer Nebula Drifter Performance: A Māori Moving Image event
Thu 23 May 6.00pm 2019
vjRex (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Mahuta) will re-perform his work Outer Nebula Drifter with Jenny Gillam and Adrian McCleland (Ngāti Maniapoto).

Sarah Hudson: Headwear Workshop
Sat 8 Jun 2.00pm 2019
Work with artist Sarah Hudson (Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe) to create head wear that protects you from surveillance and facial recognition technology.  This workshop will explore ideas of agency, privacy and identity in a CCTV world.

Janet Lilo: Bumper Sticker Workshop
Sat 29 Jun 2:00pm 2019
Come make your own bumper sticker with artist Janet Lilo (Tainui, Ngāpuhi, Samoa, Niue).  

 

ALSO ON 

The exhibition From the Shore, featuring work by Tracey Moffatt, Tanu Gago, Rob George, Nova Paul, Lisa Reihana and Tuafale Tanoa'i aka Linda T, curated by Ioana Gordon-Smith, is showing concurrently at Pātaka Art + Museum 7 April – 21 July.