Moving image and digital media art represent one of the most significant developments in contemporary Māori art over the past 20 years. Early forerunners and pioneers in Māori moving image helped forge a distinctive Māori perspective and voice – their exploration of this technology illuminated its potential for later generations. The work of Māori artists in this realm has opened new spaces that are not colonised by the agendas of others, and these artists have been free to pursue, reflect or construct their own worlds. Here we celebrate signature moments and developments and experience how moving image and the digital arts reflect and refract both Western and Māori notions of time.
Ko te toi o te mātātuhi me te arapāho matihiko e kori ana he whanaketanga tino whakahirahira o te toi Māori i ngā tau 20 kua hipa. Ko ngā mātārere Māori o te ao mātātuhi korikori ngā kaitārai o te tirohanga Māori ahurei, te reo Māori, me te tūhuratanga o tēnei tū hangarau, he mea whakahira i te pito mata mā ngā reanga i whai atu ai. Ko tā ngā hanga hou tonu o te hangarau he panoni haere ake nei, e ai ki ētahi, he ārahi i ngā aheitanga o tēnei momo tikanga. Kua whakatuwherahia e ngā ringa toi Māori nei he wāhi hou, he mea kāore i whakahaerehia e ngā whāinga o ētahi atu, ka mutu kei te wātea ēnei ringa toi ki te aru, ki te huritao, ki te hanga i ō rātou ao ake. Kei konei te whakaharitanga o ētahi wā, o ētahi whanaketanga motuhake i tēnei mahi toi, ā, ka kitea he pēhea te mātātuhi korikori me te toi matihiko e whakaata ai, e hakoko ai i ngā whakaaro mo te wā, nō te tirohanga Pākehā, nō te tirohanga Māori.