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.

Artworks | Mahi toi

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Ariki
Ariki

Leilani Kake

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Production date
2007
Medium
single channel, PAL video format
Size (h x w)
5min 54sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2020
Accession no
2020/11
Ariki

Leilani Kake

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Rerehiko
Rerehiko

Rachael Rakena

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Production date
2003
Medium
two-channel video with integrated soundscape
Size (h x w)
20min 44sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2019
Accession no
2019/19
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A Maori Dragon Story
A Maori Dragon Story

Lisa Reihana

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Production date
1995
Medium
16mm animation transferred to video, single channel, standard definition (SD), 4:3, colour, stereo sound
Size (h x w)
16min 13sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2005
Accession no
2005/13/3