In this World Blender Meet-up day live stream Chris gives a great update on our progress with short film 'Krabi'. This project has been funded by Logan City Council Regional Arts Development Fund with the support of CQUni and QUT.
The theme of the Symposium is 'RESILIENCE: sustaining, re-activating and connecting culture.' I am also happy to announce that Bianca Beetson and her team are curating an exhibition to accompany the symposium and my artwork ‘Touching the Mauri’ (2018) will be on show at the Webb Gallery at QCA - Opening Night: Friday 22 March.
Please join me and Māori Sonic Weaver Whaia Whaea for our 'Sacred Sonics workshop'. You will feel wonderful afterwards and your voice may become part of the next iteration of my artwork 'Touching the Mauri' (2018) which is a multi-projection immersive AV installation.
I am going to be working on a short film with Chris Denaro which we hope to have finished by 2020 (when I turn 50!)
We developed the concept for the project in 2017 when our friend Robyn Wright was staying with us and have finally organised our lives so we can schedule time to get it done.
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.