Ngā Awe Ngaro - Lost Souls Tīwai
1 - Ki ngā kārangaranga maha. Mā te Whare Raiti e kawe i a koutou ki te wā kāinga.
Ka mihi ki a koutou e noho rā ki tua o te ārai. Ka mihi ki a koutou e tū tonu nei ki te ao kikokiko.
Ka rongo mātou i a koutou, ā-tinana nei, ā-wairua nei.
He puninga toi a Ngā Awe Ngaro - Lost Souls nā te kapa hou o Tīwai. Nau mai, mātaki mai i te puninga toi nei ki te Whare o Tio Kikorangi, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling Street, mai i te 5:30–8pm.
Ko wai a Tīwai? Ko Rebecca Johnson (nō Te Arawa, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Maniapoto, Tainui), ko Kereana Mosen (nō Ngāti Hauā, Ngāpuhi), ko Anthony Te Puke (nō Ngāti Kahu, Tainui) ngā mema o te kapa o Tīwai, e noho ana ki Ōtautahi, ki Tāmaki Makaurau hoki. Kua whakarōpūngia te tokotoru nei i raro i te kaupapa o Tīwai kia ahu mai ngā whakaaro o ngā iwi taketake ki ā rātou mahi toi.
I ā rātou mahi, ka kitea ngā wawata a ō rātou tūpuna—ka honoa te ao kikokiko ki te ao wairua, te kiri ki te whenua. He pou whenua a Tīwai e tohu ana i te takiwātanga hou. He wāhi e poipoi ana i te reanga o ngā ringatoi Māori e heke mai nei.
Ka noho ngā mema o te kapa o Tīwai hei manuhiri ringatoi ki Movement Art Practice, Ōtautahi, ā te Āperira 2022
Ka whakaritea tēnei whakaari auaha mā te hōtaka o te Dunedin Fringe Festival, he mea tautoko nā Toi Aotearoa Creative New Zealand.
1 - To the sound of a thousand and one echoes. Let the Whare Raiti guide you home.
In acknowledgement of those who have passed and those who remain in our physical spaces.
We hear you, we see you, we feel you.
Lost Souls is an installation by the newly formed group Tīwai. This installation will be available to view in person at Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling Street between 5:30–8pm.
Tīwai is Rebecca Johnson (Te Arawa, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Maniapoto, Tainui), Kereana Mosen (Ngāti Hauā, Ngāpuhi) and Anthony Te Puke (Ngāti Kahu, Tainui), who are based between Ōtautahi and Tāmaki Makaurau. The three have formed under the title Tīwai to bring forward indigenous thinking to creative practice.
The mahi they make is reflective of the legacy their tūpuna hold—bridging the connection between our skin and the whenua. Tīwai marks the beginning of a new era. A place to foster the next generation of Māori arts practitioners.
The members of Tīwai will be in residence at Movement Art Practice in Ōtautahi, Christchurch in April 2022.
This experimental performance series is part of Dunedin Fringe Festival and is supported by Creative New Zealand.