Pou Hihiri â€“ The Womb of the Universe
Dr Te Huirangi Waikerepuru, Poutua, Kaumatua (Elder), Author
Te Urutahi Waikerepuru, Concept Designer & Artist
Julian Priest, Custom Electronics
Tom Greenbaum, Custom Electronics
Craig McDonald, Graphics Artist
Sophie Jerram & Dugal McKinnon â€“ Sound Effects
The Pou Hihiri is a representation of the womb of the universe. Within its core is the blue print, the DNA, the lifeâ€giving blood of the universe, the unrealized potential of all that is and all that is to come. Pou Hihiri is a visualisation of the receptacle, the womb that holds the great nothing, the long nothing, the deep nothing all of which is yet to be realized. It is preâ€emergent potentiality, at times, heaving, breathing, laboring in its efforts to release itâ€™s burden. Pou Hihiri has the deceptive appearance of stillness, timelessness and spatial immortality.
The pou is part of the exhibition Wai at 516 Arts during ISEA 2012 Albuquerque Machine Wilderness.