In this project recordings of water are modified through signal processing mechanisms derived from digitized 3D forms appropriated from nature, which themselves are transformed and projected on a white fishing net surface.
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Three artists resident in Sydney but originating from England and New Zealand will work for two weeks with the New Plymouth central city area to enliven it for one or two evenings prior to the SCANZ walking symposium. Water is central to the site (between St Aubyns and Ariki) and the works focus their visual and sonic interventions around these features. In this context installation itself becomes a performative act with artists working within the site of an intended audience.
Public art should function within the public realm. Its critique negotiates a series of overlapping issues extending from urban hierarchies, diversity, to operations of power. For SCANZ2015, I propose to work within a community were water has a distinct significance either in terms of ancient/ indigenous knowledge, cultural values, metaphysical connections, or political/social contentions.
I am proposing to undertake practice-led research into the potential for audiences to have a meditative experience – to find ‘peace’ – when viewing water – Kate Richards
At the SCANZ 2015 residency we would seek to create a geographical cycle of storytelling with local traditional owners and investigate extensions of our current successful work Ringbalin River Stories as an international layer of geolocated narrative and knowledge.
As a part of our residency project we want to take field trips to connect with local traditional owners and investigate their methods of story telling and collaborate to make content such as short films, audio stories and photo stories which we would hope could be presented in a variety of forums and platforms.
For the SCANZ 2015 residency, we propose to redevelop the Fluid City content in relation to the local environment and cultures of the Taranaki region. This will be developed in the form of a short water film (for the roving cinema); interviews and stories from locals including tangata whenua from Parihaka marae, farmers, school children, artists, musicians, poets and other residents; and fragments of creative writing or environmental sound (for the roving vessel of stories); and fresh water samples collected from streams and other significant waterways around the Taranaki district (for the roving laboratory) – Charlotte Sundy and Alys Longley.
The Water People Power Project by Don Hunter and Anna Terry is a community based set of events centered around hui, exhibition, and workshop activities that facilitate access to information and hands-on experience in affordable home-built energy generation. One activity involves constructing a simple and affordable homebuilt power generation system, while exploring the cultural and environmental implications of these activities.
In ‘Water bodies’ I’m proposing to make a shelter or ‘shell’ for water bodies (which we as humans are). The work will be created as the endogenous/exogenous ‘self’, a shifting story which cycles through incarnations of peace and water. This is a participatory piece, complete with protagonists and water maidens, which will offer a moment with personal, cultural and natural readings of the mythological and hydrological systems that connect us – Ilka Blue.
As part of Intercreate’s Media Art Project Ko Tatou te Tangata a series of meetings and discussions with local iwi Ngati Tawhirikura were held, co-ordinated by Kura Puke and Stu Foster. One of the consequences of these discussion was that local historian and Puke Ariki Poutiaki Taonga Glen Skipper gave a talk about Te Rewa Rewa pa, at the pa site.
During the residency we wish to work with and facilitate the exploration of the concepts of cleansing, regeneration and peace as well as personal connections to the wai through experimentation and the creation of sound, music and text. Highlighting the participants responses to wai and the notions surrounding peace and what this means to them.