Stage two grant recipient
Louise Pōtiki-Bryant with Dr Daniel Hikuroa, Dr Mike Joy & other artists
Te Taki o te Ua/The Sound of Rain
Te Taki o te Ua / The Sound of Rain
Kāi Tahu choreographer, video artist Louise Pōtiki Bryant with kaiwaiata, taoka puoro player Ariana Tikao & composer Paddy Free.
Te Taki o te Ua / The Sound of Rain is an inspiring video installation and performance weaving dance, waiata, taoka puoro, animation and video in a work addressing the impacts of climate change in the takiwā of Kāi Tahu, Te Waipounamu.
The video exhibition is made up of three moving image works: Waikohu / Mist is an expression of the water cycle in balance and honours the emergence of freshwater as a consequence of the separation of Rakinui and Papatūānuku; Pakapaka / Drought addresses the projected increased frequency and intensity of drought in some takiwā; Āwhā / Storm tackles the projected increase in intensity and frequency of storms and flooding as a consequence of climate change.
The artists received mentorship from Dr Daniel Hikuroa, a scientist who specialises in mātauranga Māori, as well as earth systems and fresh water scientist, Dr Mike Joy (both are part of What if Climate Change was Purple?) in the early stage of development.
Te Taki o te Ua / The Sound of Rain performance was made with the support of What if Climate Change was Purple?
Top Banner – Āwhā _ Storm from Te Taki o te Ua _The Sound of Rain_Louise Pōtiki Bryant. Image credit: supplied by Louise Pōtiki Bryant
Left – Louise Pōtiki-Bryant. Image credit: Jinki Cambronero
Centre – Dr Daniel Hikuroa. Image credit: supplied by Dr Hikuroa
Right – Dr Mike Joy. Image credit: supplied by Dr Joy
Te Taki o te Ua / The Sound of Rain 2022
3-channel HD video installation
Part of the Māori Moving Image ki Te Puna o Waiwhetū exhibition, at Christchurch Art Gallery. On until 16 Oct 2022
Oro: an exhibition by Louise Pōtiki Bryant
on until 19 September 2021,
Brookfields Gallery, Whakatane
Delivered in partnership with
Professor James Renwick
(enabled by the award of the 2018 PM’s Science Communication Prize)