Te Taiao Māori

Te Taiao

Te Taiao Māori by Dr Te Huirangi Waikerepuru in Te Takapou Whāriki o Taranaki. The words are from Dr Waikerepuru and form a chart of Māori cosmology. The lines in the background of the projection are rotating stars.

1. Te Taiao Māori 2011
Dr Te Huirangi Waikerepuru
Mātauranga Māori, animated text with photo-astronomy by Paul Moss
Running time: 4 minute loop

The chart on which the animation was based, was composed and exhibited in Istanbul in 2011. The full contents of the chart were only visible then, by those standing physically in front of it – documentation images only show details. The chart was later animated at the suggestion of Dr Waikerepuru. The full animated chart can only really be seen by multiple viewing of the loop, after which time the viewer will perhaps have absorbed some of the concepts. Sensitivity to such matters is part of precautions intended to preserve the sanctity of the content.