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Gordon Bronitsky


Gordon Bronitsky, PhD, is the founder/president of Bronitsky and Associates, a firm which works with groups and artists around the world who want to preserve, promote and develop their culture and heritage and voices on their own terms. His role for Wai was to negotiate with musician Andrew Thomas and Medicine Man Johnson Dennison. He […]

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Andrew Hornblow

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ETITO – industry skills partner and leader Andrew Hornblow is an inventor, engineer and National Moderator for ETITO, an industry training organisation for the electrotechnology and telecommunications industries. It is a standards setting body whose goal is to ensure that enough skilled people are available to work in these industries. ETITO began the Bright Sparks […]

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Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski

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Leon Cmielewski and Josephine Starrs ( are artists whose long-term collaboration has produced a variety of screen-based installations. Their recent media artworks are situated at the juncture of cinema, information visualisation, and data mapping, playing off the tensions between the large and small screen, and between information and sublime landscape. Cmielewski is a Design Lecturer […]

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Andrew Thomas


Andrew Thomas has contributed audio to the project, adding a dimension of Navajo (Dineh) culture to Wai. Biography Andrew Thomas is a contemporary Dineh (Navajo Nation) flute player. He gives thanks to his extended family: Haltsooí Diné’e (maternal)—Meadow People Clan, Bit’ahníí (paternal)—Folded Arms Clan, Kin Yaa’áanii (maternal grandparents)—Towering House Clan, and Tsé Nahabilnii (paternal grandparents)—Over […]

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WAI by Te Hunga Wai Tapu

The Pacific Ocean from space

Image credit: Detlev van Ravensway Science Photo Library   Te Hunga Wai Tapu roughly translates as the group of people for whom water is sacred. They are: Ian Clothier, Dr Te Huirangi Waikerepuru, Te Urutahi Waikerepuru, Jo Tito, Craig Macdonald, Julian Priest, Tom Greenbaum, Sharmila Samant, Leon Cmielewski, Josephine Starrs, Andrew Hornblow, Darren Robert Terama […]

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