Exhibition title: “He kākano āhau” which translates to “I am a seed”
It is from an ancient Māori proverb (whakataukī) that is well known throughout all Māori tribes in New Zealand.
“E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rāngiatea”
“I will never be lost, for I am a seed sown in Rangiātea”
The concept of He Kākano is that of growth, development and expansion, the seed represents greatness. Even before the seed is planted it has the inherent potential to grow into an enormous tree.
Great conference - terrific to connect with other academics working in screen studies and also see the University where my father and other family and friends studied.
Check out my presentation on 'Constructing nature: Trans-Tasman resonances and uncanny monstrosities'