SCULPTING LIGHT.

 

Using landscape HD video, photography and sound ecology. Tanya’s installations weave projected light and sound, visually illustrating the ancient Māori concepts and practices of kaitiakitanga (stewardship), tiikanga (correct procedure) & wairuatanga (spirituality), to flow through, enhance and compliment new ideas in design, science and technology.

 

By investigating whole systems theory, Tanya seeks a reconnection to nature and the knowledge of her tūpuna ancestors with a focus on greater positive affects for the environment.

 

Over the past 5 years, she has been involved with the collaboratively designed reinvention of native plant fibre harakeke bio composite materials with indigenous and non-indigenous engineers, textile experts, scientists, designers and growers.

Integration of this research inspires a prospective future installation that will provide a space to walk through, interact with and view indigenous knowledge and connective pathways to create a VR/AR experiential and meditative space, built from the realm and protective cocoon of plants and nature. 

 

Can we experience again the intrinsic connection to nature that our ancestors once lived? 

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FOREST RONGOĀ TEAHOUSE

INSTALLATIONS 2010 - 2020

Spanning a decade of landscape & spatial integration

(*Installation images: some exhibition opening night images courtesy Artsdiary)