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Rangituhia Hollis, Daniel Campbell-MacDonald and Shannon Coulomb: Tahunga


Rangituhia Hollis, Daniel Campbell-MacDonald and Shannon Coulomb: Tahunga | Holt Gallery

26 November 2016 – 26 February 2017

In this fascinating animated work we see both everyday and transcendent potential. Tahunga doesn’t simply tell a tale of Maui, but a more inter-related combination of mythic and figures from whakapapa, such as Rona and Marama. Animation by Rangituhia Hollis, sound design by Daniel Campbell MacDonald and Shannon Coulomb.


Oho Ake (Wake Up) | Foyer Gallery

10 December 2016 – 6 February 2017

Commissioned by Te Tuhi in early 2016, Oho Ake features a psychological journey that takes place in a surreal animated world, punctuated by a transfixing soundtrack of insectile textures and transcendent electronic beats. Throughout the work, allusive references to Māori and Pacific Island culture are integrated into different architectural environments, suggesting a sense of unease with the Western European-dominated drive of modernity.

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