Ko Ranginui kei runga
Ko Papatūānuku kei raro
Ko ngā tangata kei waenganui
Join us at Space Academy for an evening of reflection and celebration at this special time of Matariki!!!!
Using new and found media, Sandy Wakefield has interpreted and recontextualised her personal journey to the islands of Rakiura (also acknowledged as Te punga o Te Waka a Maui), the surrounding moana and the celestial universe above at sites specific. It is a journey from disconnection to reconnection, and ultimately to a deeper spiritual resonance and acknowledgement when standing in the place of her tūpuna.
This is essentially a Māori journey and return to whakapapa, to Ngāi Tahu tribal links, and to illustrate the spiritual connection we have when standing in the place of our ancestors, looking up to the Heavens we descended from.
Wakefield draws from influences as diverse as mid-20th Century sci-fi films, the audio collages of sound pioneers Delia Derbyshire and Daphne Oram, contemporary minimal electronic and industrial music from the UK underground, and the pūrākau of Tāwhiti-mātea.
Nakunaku is presented as two films comprised of video and a live mixed audio soundtracks with special guest Thomas Burton – paying homage to the seen and the unseen, repressed memories and forgotten histories.
Ngā mihi ki a tātou katoa ki te wā nei o te tau hou me te wā takurua hoki. Nau mai, haramai ki tēnei hākari mō te tau hou.
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