Past Event

Pū0r0 PL4Y V0L 002: Inside my Papahou symphony No. 2

Paraire 25 Māehe -
Hātarei 30 Āperira

Friday 25 March -
Saturday 30 April



Pū0r0 PL4Y V0L 002: Inside my Papahou symphony No. 2

Blue Oyster is excited to release this new online sound work, Inside my Papahou symphony No. II from the PŪ0R0 PL4Y series by M4URI M4STA.

We encourage you to listen to this work with headphones on for an immersive oro experience, and to wander outside while you listen, making a special effort to observe your surroundings.

Listen online here!

... Inside my Papahou symphony no. II. . .Sets an ethereal tone that awakens Hine Raukatauri. Kissed by the lunar shards that cascade into her cocoon. She sings her song, moaning to te ao Marama, to te taiao. He Pūtōrino, he kōauau, he waiata. She calls, she whispers and cracks into the moonlight. On a branch she is straddled by Tāwhirimātea. These marks are left upon the ear, embedded in concrete, a collection of debris marked by subliminal frequencies.

I invite you to imagine, to play, as you dream or wander on foot.

What do you observe and what do you feel?

Tihei... Mauri ora

Pū0r0 PL4Y V0L 002: Inside my Papahou symphony No. 2 is a new sound work by M4URI M4STA also known as Abigail Aroha Jensen. This work is a continuation of Jensen’s layered sound practice, diving into oro by weaving together taonga pūoro and field recordings of her environment.


Abigail Aroha Jensen is an artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Abigail Aroha Jensen (Ngāti Porou through Te Whānau-a-Tūwhakairiora and Te Whānau-a-Ruataupare; Ngāi Tāmanuhiri through Rangiwaho; Crow and Steele clan, County Antrim) is an artist who places herself within her whakapapa by responding to space with oro, painting and installation. Previous exhibitions in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland include Occupied territories at RM gallery with Avigail Allan and Naomi Allan; Manawa i te Kāniwha, a mural produced in collaboration with George Watson for Artspace Aotearoa; and Pūtahitanga Kura, an artwork produced by Jensen and Watson for The Lightship, a digital light wall along Bledisloe Wharf. Her latest work - Inside My Papahou: Ngā āhuatanga o te kuku o te tangata e te kēhua is showing in the latest group show Ata Koia! at Te Tuhi, as well as Lamentation of Ruataupare which opened this month at Papatūnga located in the Parnell train station.

Ngā mihi nui to te taiao, to my mauri tau whānau who work at wairua. Mihi to Blue Oyster and my darling friends and collaborators who always awhi the haerenga. Aroha nui e te tau, we all ride the wave together.