Tag Archives: Exhibition

Allan Giddy at SCANZ

The installation on the foreshore attracted much comment from passersby.

Alternative energy pioneer Allan Giddy exhibited two works at SCANZ2015. The first was the night time projection of Night swimmer onto a small stream in Pukekura Park. The second, England Expects … (Aotearoa) 2014-15 was installed on the foreshore by the Huatoki outlet. The installation is solar powered, and uses three mics on the tips of fishing lines – which turns them into aeolian harps (which are blown by the wind). The audio created is mixed with the UK weather forecast, and a recorded response by violinist Alison Blunt of the London Improvisers Orchestra. A special implementation of England Expects … (Aotearoa) 2014-15 at SCANZ involved waiata sung by Jo Tito, connecting the specific location to the British influences in the work.

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Night Projections at SCANZ 2015

A still from the montage by Inahaa Te Urutahi Waikerepuru

Four artists will present video projects at night in Pukekura Park, starting 9pm on Friday 30th January on the Boat Shed Lawn. The evening runs until 11pm. The evening commences the SCANZ 2015 International Celebration of Water and Peace, with events starting at the Huatoki Plaza on Saturday 31st of January and Sunday 1st February […]

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Two Nunavut artists to take part in SCANZ water and peace

This is a production still from 'Throat Voices' produced by Stacey Aglok MacDonald, which addressed complex issues of culture and identity, embracing Nanavut identity and including issues that are pertinent to New Zealand - youth suicide for one

Intercreate.org, Te Matahiapo Indigenous Research Organisation, Creative New Zealand and the Western Institute of Technology at Taranki are honoured to host two Nunavut (Canadian Inuit) artists to the SCANZ residency: Jesse Tungilik and Stacey Aglok MacDonald. They will attend the SCANZ2015:water*peace international celebration of water and peace in Nga Motu New Plymouth from January 17th […]

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SCANZ 2015 programme

This is the programme for events on the final weekend of SCANZ 2015 International Celebration of Water and Peace – Friday 30th January to Sunday February 1st. There will be activities, performances and screenings, and art works will be on display. Friday night there are night time projections, Saturday there are activities in Huatoki Plaza and Puke Ariki landing, Sunday is a walking symposium on water and peace.

Further down the page is the schedule for Water and Peace workshops at Quirky Creative – for ages 5 to adult, which take place from Monday 26th to Friday 30th January. Projects made at the workshops will be displayed on the 31st.

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Future of electronic arts survey

Intercreate survey

Intercreate has released its first survey on electronic and digital arts, looking into the near future (1-5 years) . While we might speculate on which issues are important, debate the virtues of exhibition in gallery or public space, and have preferences about creative development, using a survey allows us to get a strong picture of where our audience and colleagues are on these issues. We want to know what your thoughts on this are. Help us with this process by filling out the survey now – there are 20 multiple choice questions. Please also circulate this survey among your colleagues.

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Te Puna Waiora by Kiri Eriwata and Stephen Ralph Matthews

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.

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SCANZ2015: meander vs grid

Looking downstream, back toward the main street of New Plymouth. The two trees on the left are marked historic by the Council and must be preserved.

Water falling, Brownian motion and wai: two rocks and a meander – going for a walk with Te Urutahi Waikerepuru to view potential SCANZ art work sites, has led to reflecting on our experience of city, and how this is changed when the traverse follows a river rather than the grid of the streets. Buried culture is revealed, and the multiple histories of place emerge. Quite unlike the paved city, where all has been transformed by industrial processes.

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This looks like a collection of boulders, but once was a large marker rock used by local iwi (tribes). It was dynamited in the colonial era

Huatoki walkway: history unveiled It is interesting that following a river cuts across the urban city landscape and the corresponding histories of place. Nature and heritage are often obscured when the experience of place is  dominated by being in buildings, and walking, taking a bus or driving the streets. To follow a river is to […]

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Water is essential to survival, revered and respected worldwide for its power, curative and creative abilities. Water as a resource has become intensely politicised and monetised, in contrast to the view that access to fresh water is a fundamental human right. Peace is also essential to the sustainability of humans on Earth. Join us to discuss and put forward positive, connecting views on water and peace that engages our communities. This is the first call for projects.

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Being Light

Don Patricio

Being Light: a festival of light and ideas explores ideas about light across  Maori, Navajo, Mayan, Pueblo and Western European culture. The festival has two parts, activities in the day with stalls and market; while in the night there are outdoor projections on the side of buildings. Attendance is free. We live in a time […]

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