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Art and Interior Installations

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Every day over the course of CFX2030, we’ll have a number of amazing art and interior installations on display, each of which create important conversations around climate change and sustainability.


Te Taki o te Ua / The Sound of Rain

An inspiring video installation and performance - weaving dance, waiata, taoka puoro, animation and video in a work addressing the impacts of climate change in the takiwā of Kāi Tahu, Te Waipounamu.

The three video works are:

Waikohu / Mist -  a work honouring the water cycle in balance and the emergence of freshwater as a consequence of the separation of Ranginui and Papatūānuku.

Pakapaka / Drought - addresses the projected increased frequency and intensity of drought in some takiwā of Kāi Tahu.

Āwhā / Storm - tackles the projected increase in intensity and frequency of storms and flooding as a consequence of climate change.


Airways

There is no other human activity that emits as much CO2 over such a short period of time as aviation, thereby significantly contributing to the acceleration of global warming, releasing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Airways (2021) is a multi-media artwork created in collaboration with artist (Dr Vicki Kerr), musician (Micah Livesay) and mathematician (Chris Batterton) that reflects upon the environmental impact of aviation and more broadly ways in which the atmosphere is permeated at every layer by technologies of communication, transportation and scientific research.

Using the mathematics of quantum wave superposition based upon aircraft movement data in New Zealand, the installation draws attention to the mathematical and statistical models playing essential roles in evaluating the effects of human activities, while also questioning and stretching the sensorium through animated renders and a musical score.


Digital Moana

Mana Moana Digital Ocean brings together more than 20 leading Māori and Pacifica artists from across Aotearoa for an online collection of multimedia and video art – all housed over an immersive waterscape rendered in 3D.

Art and technology weave together in eight new collaborative works ranging from video art, to VR /360 film and 3D digital sculpture. The result is an innovative exhibition speaking to our relationships with water and the need for collective action to ensure its survival.

The project takes off where Mana Moana 2019 (water screen projection) left off, however, with Covid-19 restrictions the project needed to pivot into the digital realm.

These digital art works offer a compelling narrative about manaakitanga (hospitality) and whanaungatanga (relationships) to inspire positive change for people and the planet alike.  In doing so, themes of well-being, balance and healing are forefronted in a number of the works. Curators reached out to multimedia creatives to produce works that pushed the boundaries of the medium while also staying true to the kaupapa of the project.

In the shift to the online format the curators and producers conceived an inky digital 3D ocean environment populated by the new art projects, the web platform itself becoming an artwork in which the viewer is invited to voyage. The curators grouped artists from different disciplines together to collaborate with the technology, resulting in dynamic new creative works. The platform uses the latest browser-based technology, giving audiences an immersive and interactive viewing experience.

Miranda Brown Interiors

As an Artist and Regenerative designer Miranda Brown’s creative practice inspires audiences to connect with nature and reflect.

“Essentially my art is all about connecting people to the beauty of nature to enhance wellbeing and to inspire people to look after our natural world. The focus of my work is the flora and fauna of Aotearoa referencing our Manu / native birds both extinct and endangered and Tane / the trees of our splendid forest ”

Brown’s work has been likened to that of William Morris whom lead the Arts and Craft movement in Britain and Europe from the 1920’s. Morris and Brown reflect their passion for nature and skilled craftsmanship with their flora and fauna designs intricately woven together in stylised repeat patterns that are romantic and exotic.

Miranda Brown has been a leader in the sustainable fashion movement in New Zealand and is driven by regenerative design principles that look after nature and all life based on ‘Living Systems’ thinking.

"We need to understand how nature regenerates and thrives so that we can live in harmony with nature and add value and vitality to the world we live in, this is a fundamental principle of regenerative practice. We have an opportunity now to form a deeper relationship with nature and to understand our true wealth, to be the Kaitiaki – the guardians of the air, the rivers, the land, the sea."

Miranda’s unique art and biophilic design work is featured in interiors and buildings including homes, workplaces, hospitals, hotels and public spaces including Burwood Hospital curtains in Christchurch and Public Art in New Lynn, Auckland.

See Miranda Brown Furnishing textiles and wall-coverings: www.mirandabrown.co.nz

Te Taki o te Ua / The Sound of Rain
Airways
Digital Moana
Miranda Brown Interiors

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