I roto i te Whenua Kore, 2019 ka whakamahia te rama haukura me te whakaata ara-kotahi ki te miramira i te nui whakaharahara, i te mutunga kore, o te wā, o te wāhi. Ka huri haere i taua mahi, ka takahuri, ka pīoioi, ka whātorotoro ānō nei he noke e takaokeoke ana ki te poka tōrere. E ai ki te Māori, ko tā te wā he whakatuwhera i te ao mutunga kore e tūhura ai i te hononga o te tangata ki tōna tauoranga, ki tōna hinengaro. Kei konei e kitea ana te wā hei tītohu huri haere e noho ai te ‘tīmatanga’ me te ‘mutunga’ hei kaupapa hāngai kei roto i te angawā. I roto i tēnei mahi toi, kei te tirohia ēnei kaupapa e Robert Jahnke, ka tīmata te kōrero mō te whakaaro o te Māori e pā ana ki te wā.
Whenua Kore, 2019 incorporates neon light and one-way mirrored glass to emphasise the expansive and endless nature of time and space. When you move around the work, its circular neon rings bend, sway and stretch like a worm hole into the abyss. For Māori, time presents a world of possibility that is continually revealing our relationship to wider concepts about existence and consciousness. Here, time can be understood as a cyclic phenomenon where ‘beginning’ and ‘end’ are related ideas within a time-scape. Exploring these concepts, Robert Jahnke presents an open-ended conversation on Māori notions of time.
- Whenua Kore
- Production date
- lacquer, mild steel, powder coated aluminium, neon, mirror pane, mirror, laminated glass, toughened glass, electrical components
- 250 x 1535 x 1535 mm
- Credit line
- Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2019
- Accession no
- Copying restrictions apply
- New Zealand Art
- Display status
- Not on display
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