Event

Honohono

Honohono arises from the Creative Impact Lab Ōtepoti Dunedin, a Leonardo international exchange supported by the U.S. Embassy in Wellington and hosted by Tūhura Otago Museum.

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When

17 February 24 –
08 March 24

Where

Tūhura Otago Museum
419 Great King Street, Dunedin North, Dunedin
Dunedin 9016,
New Zealand

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Honohono is an exhibition that explores healing, herenga (interconnectedness), ancestral ties and our kuleana (responsibilities) to the environment. Leading with an indigenous framework, it explores boundaries and their malleability: the skin as a permeable surface between ourselves and the elements as extensions of ourselves, the borders that prevent us from entering lands where our ancestors walked and heard birdsongs, the borders that keep our ancestral artifacts behind glass to be preserved yet inaccessible. 

What happens when we dissolve these borders of self, place, and time to Ho‘olono - listen and feel with our full bodies, and open ourselves to other ways of being and existing with the earth and one another? What happens when we Honohono - listen and allow for reflection, remorse and forgiveness, and heal what needs to be given attention - from our bodies to the bodies of land and waters? How do we greet and cherish the elements as they approach us from the ocean and sky - how do we acknowledge them in the language our ancestors first acknowledged? How do we align ourselves and collaborate across multiple cultures with collective care to heal the pain of our chosen lands? How can we protect what needs to be preserved? 

The collaborative creative prototypes in this exhibition weave and traverse these questions and themes through multiple mediums including video, projection, sculpture, land art, augmented reality, sound, mapping, AI and more… in an attempt to Honohono.

Creative Impact Lab Ōtepoti Dunedin

This gathering of artists and artworks is the culmination of a public diplomacy creative exchange with Kānaka Maoli/U.S. lead artist Tiare Ribeaux. This Leonardo Creative Impact Lab utilized community-driven processes and expanded media art projects to address the challenge of climate change. Local artists have explored climate change in Aotearoa New Zealand using iIndigenous methodologies interwoven with their personal creative practices. Ribeaux facilitated these interdisciplinary collaborations drawing on her own media art practice and Hawai’ian cultural heritage.

Honohono arises from the Creative Impact Lab Ōtepoti Dunedin, a Leonardo international exchange supported by the U.S. Embassy in Wellington and hosted by Tūhura Otago Museum.

Participating Artists:

Paulina Barry

Fiona Clements 

Craig Cliff

Virginia M Gautusa 

Savannah Kerekere

Pam McKinlay

Aislinn Mirsch

Ellen Murray  

Isaiah Okeroa

Hayley Walmsley

 

Facilitated by Tiare Ribeaux

 

17 February – 8 March, Tūhura Otago Museum

Free