Tūtakitaka (2021) in collaboration with Mya Morrison-Middleton
In Paemanu: Tauraka Toi, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Tohorā rara (Southern Right Whale rib, found near Waiputai), milled harakeke fibre, whītau (Makaweroa, Ruapani, no.88), glass beads, tōtara, feathers, seaglass, two channel audio track.
Ways of knowing, communicating, and navigating flow between species and generations. In communion with tohorā and tōtara, Kāi Tahu meet Takaroa. From these encounters a language of exchange and care emerges, demanding to be spoken.
Kā mihi nui Keri Hulme for her story One Whale, Singing (1987), Rauhina Scott-Fyfe, Antony Deaker, Craig Meade, Megan Pōtiki, Alex Whitaker, Janice Turei, Piupiu Maya Turei, Alana Alexander, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki.