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Kahurangiariki Smith: MāoriGrl

June 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - July 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

MāoriGrl combines installation and video game to reinvent the story of Hine-tītama /Hine-nui-te-pō, the woman who became the goddess of death in Māori mythology. The game MāoriGrl serves as a contrasting visual reference to this story, with bright colours, a nostalgic wide-screen format, and abstract landscapes to create a naïve atmosphere in the gaming world.

The title and essence of the game itself is derived from Aroha Yates-Smith’s thesis Hine, E Hine, in which she researched different Māori goddesses from pre-colonial times and sought to further support a spiritual connection back to these atua wāhine.

MāoriGrl will open on Saturday 23 June, 2pm in the Main Gallery.

This exhibition is part of the Auckland Matariki Festival 2018.

Details

Start:
June 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
End:
July 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
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Venue

Main Gallery