Tai Whetuki  delves into Māori and Pacific cultural practices pertaining to death and mourning. Haunting and evocative images, accompanied by an elemental soundscape take us on a journey through the intensity and spectacle of communal mourning, in a reflection on grief and the transition of the spirit.

TAI WHETUKI - HOUSE OF DEATH

Death is an inevitability of human life, and fear of it evokes powerful reactions. Since time immemorial, artists, philosophers and religions have questioned life, death and spirituality - but lesser known is an understanding of these phenomena from a Pacific perspective.

  Tai Whetuki  delves into Māori and Pacific cultural practices pertaining to death and mourning. Haunting and evocative images, accompanied by an elemental soundscape take us on a journey through the intensity and spectacle of communal mourning, in a reflection on grief and the transition of the spirit.

Tai Whetuki delves into Māori and Pacific cultural practices pertaining to death and mourning. Haunting and evocative images, accompanied by an elemental soundscape take us on a journey through the intensity and spectacle of communal mourning, in a reflection on grief and the transition of the spirit.

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  Tai Whetuki Redux  Shown in Bishop Museum Pacific Hall for the Honolulu Biennale 2015

Tai Whetuki Redux
Shown in Bishop Museum Pacific Hall for the Honolulu Biennale 2015