20|21 NEW WORK
The short film will be showing at Te Tuhi during the exhibition 'A Very Different World' curated by Ngahiraka Mason.
A Very Different World is a platform to focus on wellbeing and a much-needed glimmer of hope for the future. Who is not seeking a breath of fresh air? Sparking this idea is a belief in a second chance for humanity. Innovative and revolutionary ideas are often born out of dire conditions and humanitarian issues. If creative ideas are the lifeblood of artists, Covid-19 points us to untold opportunities to express forbearance. Experience changes up everything. Offering this direction is a cadre of intergenerational artists from Aotearoa New Zealand, Tonga, Canada, and Hawaiʻi, with striking photography and painting, never-before-seen sculpture, textiles, ceramic, film, and an interactive installation.
14 February - 19 May 2021
Film Title: ‘Come for a Walk’
Media: HD Video & Sound
Producer/ Director/ Concept/ Camera/ Editor: Tanya Te Miringa Te Rorarangi Ruka (Ngati Pakau, Ngapuhi, Waitaha)
Cast: Jane Mihingarangi Ruka (Ngati Pakau, Ngapuhi, Waitaha)
Assistant: Jade Hinepounamu Tawhiri Ruka (Ngati Pakau, Ngapuhi, Waitaha).
Filmed 2 days before the Level 4 COVID19 Lockdown in Aotearoa NZ. This film takes us on a walk with Grandmother Jane Mihingarangi Ruka. She sings an impromptu karakia or prayer, asking Tangaroa (God of the Sea) and Tawhirimatea (God of the Wind) to help carry the message of hope across the ocean to global friends and family to support and comfort.