Way of the Turtle at Water, Peace Power

Our recent project – presented at Parihaka Pa, Taranaki New Zealand.

Tracey M Benson

In earlier posts about Way of the Turtle I wrote about our collaboration for Water, Peace, Power in Taranaki.

During the residency, we learnt a lot from our mentors Andrew Hornblow, Nigel Helyer and Allan Giddy. We also found the conversations with the other artists very enriching. The final work combined a micro-controller (picaxe) that had a sensor which triggered the audio and the turtle data presented in the spiral tube (representing Biami and Koru).

Way of the Turtle-Parihaka from bytetime on Vimeo.

Here is our statement for the project:

Art Project Vision for Parihaka

The work for Water, Peace, Power at Parihaka seeks to acknowledge both the tangata whenua of Parihaka and the yenbena of Yorta Yorta Nation. This site specific work is the first stage of the Way of the Turtle project, which focuses on cultural and community empowerment, skill sharing and…

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