Initially Jo’s project was just going to focus on WAI – WATER and where the science of water and te reo Māori meet.
Now, the project will also include:
EARTH – geology, harakeke, stones, geography
LIGHT – photography, photosynthesis, natural light
STONES – as storytellers, creative, healing, spiritual, connection
Jo will venture into different spaces and places within the Taranaki landscape to sing new waiata (songs), to create art in the moment in harmony with nature, impermanent art works that over time will disappear into nature itself. She will document these creations through photography and moving image and will sing these new songs inspired by nature…
While in those spaces, she will also explore Māori concepts within nature, looking at the science of how water flows, the effect that light has on spaces within the landscape and on the living earth.
The process will be very organic, created alone and with others. Te Reo Māori will also weave intricately through these landscapes and will at some point meet with science. Again an organic process to find where that place and space is.
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