An online event to celebrate the launch of Orooro te toki nā Hinetūāhōanga, a project by Kahurangiariki Smith with Lane Le Prevost-Smith. Kahurangiariki will live sketch and discuss the development of this new work.
Orooro te toki nā Hinetūāhōanga is entirely 3D rendered and accessed online, it imagines Hinetūāhōanga, the wahine atua of hōanga, or sandstone, in a dreamscape between Hawaiki and here, between past and present, as an embodiment of hōanga, and key component to the process of mahi whakairo.
Orooro te toki nā Hinetūāhōanga developed alongside months of research and correspondence between Waikato and Ōtepoti. Kahurangiariki’s conceptualising of the project was informed by her mother, Aroha Yates-Smith’s research on ngā atua wāhine, notably Hinetūāhōanga. This is alongside her tracing pathways of the waka Tākitimu, the connection between hōanga and pounamu, the awa that flow in Ōtepoti and Waikato, and her ongoing interest in indigenous futurisms.
Join via Zoom here.
He uri tēnei nō ngā tūpuna i heke mai ai i runga i ngā waka o Te Arawa, o Tainui, o Mataatua, o Takitimu, o Horouta hoki.
Kahurangiariki’s mahi has principally focused on mana wāhine and storytelling, employing the digital media we engage with on the daily, such as gifs, video games and karaoke. Recently Kahurangiariki has been collaborating with her mother, Aroha Yates-Smith, sharing intergenerational knowledge. Ultimately her work seeks to elevate mātauranga Māori and bring indigenous futures to life.