Closed early due to the impact of COVID-19, Objectspace has reopened and this exhibition will now run until Sunday 12 July.

Transmission is a major exhibition by award-winning, multidisciplinary artist Kereama Taepa.

Taepa’s practice demonstrates the long tradition of innovation within te ao Māori. His use of virtual reality and 3D printing has infused whakairo (carving) with new modes of address, interaction and portability that extends from the gallery walls to everyday dress.

Transmission explores the infinite possibilities of digital technologies to transmit mātauranga Māori. Taepa considers digital technologies beyond their immediate application, locating them within Māori paradigms that simultaneously connect to stories and offers space to embed personal narratives as a way forward into the future.

As part of Transmission at Objectspace, artist Kereama Taepa and musician Horomona Horo discuss the role of taonga puoru in te ao Māori. Watch HERE
The planned Audio Transmission performance event featuring Horomona Horo and Waimihi Hotere was cancelled due to the impacts of COVID-19. Horomona Horo's response to Transmission was recorded. Experience it HERE

Horomona Horo Composer, practitioner and cross genre collaborator, Horomona Horo has fused the traditional instruments of Maori, taonga pūoro within a diverse range of cultural and musical forms.  

Transmission will continue until Sunday 12 July.

Credits

Image Kereama Taepa, Untitled, 2019