Pattern Recognition by vicki smith

A project proposal for consideration as a residency project at SCANZ 2013

harakeke pattern of light and dark

harakeke pattern of light and dark

Exploring the concept of the transmission of tradition craft and methods through digital technologies and how they might be used in discourse about realising sustainable civilisation

artisan, scanz 2013, 3rd nature, craft, digital technology

More Connections!

Trudy has just alerted me to another artist going to SCANZ Kura Puke who has worked with Tukutuku - exciting!

- here are the links Trudy shared

link to Kura's page at Massey where she lectures

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/colleges/college-creative-arts/people/staff-profiles/school-of-visual--material-culture/kura-puke.cfm

and her beautiful work "Muramura" shown at Pataka

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=299C2330-96BF-57FE-AA1B-C9B0244DB272

 

Posted by vicki smith on 19 November 2012, 9:50 AM | Comments (0)

Weaving in everything

Below is a document attached that I used to approach a local fishing company in the effort to gather material for the construction of the panels. Unfortunately it was not successful but it helps I think to unpack the idea of 'the conversation in  the process' being a fundamental aspect of the construction of tukutuku.

the mahi

Coincidentally I am learning also how to weld (using arcs of electricity). In the flying sparks and intensity of light and heat the process is to 'weave' the welding material across the edges of the material being joined - exciting stuff - and it is how I think of the residency at SCANZ as a way to look at a variety of artists forms and processes and construct a dialogue out of them.

Attached files:
TalleysMaterialSupport.doc (1.3MB) - Download
Posted by vicki smith on 17 November 2012, 6:28 PM | Comments (0)

Tukutuku Project with Whaea Bronwynn Billens

Throughout the Toi Ora (maori arts) in the nelson Arts Festival I was able to work with local weaver Bronwynn Billens. This was such a fantastic opportunity and Bronwynn was incredibly generous with her sharing of knowledge of the practice and consrtuction of the Tukutuku panels we worked on.

tukutuku Mahi

The line of weaving is called the Ara - literally path or journey and this was a journey of discovery for me to engage in this workshop.

Finished Tahi

 There were so many things to learn and I was grateful to be able to devote the week to helping complete the first panel and to learn enough to help enogage community in the public work on the second panel as part of the Tohu Arts market.

Panel two production prior to the market event

The panel represent the poutama - the steps to heaven to gather the baskets of knowledge - and this is what I was blessed with in the huge learning experience over the time spent with Bronwynn and the other amazing weavers at the Whare Raranga.

Panels completed

I also created a document to help public to understand the kaupapa of the works in the public exhibiton and auction of the work - attached to this post

Attached files:
Explanation of Public Art Tukutuku Panel process.doc (5.6MB) - Download
Posted by vicki smith on 17 November 2012, 6:19 PM | Comments (0)

Further research in Public Tukutuku

Have a phone conversation with Bronwynn about assisting on the public creation of a gaint Tukutuku panel for the Nelson Festival of Arts (the mahi kupenga 3 day workshop is also on at this time ... but the tukutuku focus and working with the local marae feels more important in this case)

http://www.nelsonartsfestival.co.nz/toi-ora-workshops/

Discussed further in Weaving Strong Connections this has helped me establish a grounding for engaging in the local weaving community here.

Posted by vicki smith on 10 October 2012, 11:29 AM | Comments (0)

Apply for Aroha to come to SCANZ

See the application  (Weaving Connections)- and background of our work together

vicki :)

Posted by vicki smith on 07 September 2012, 3:14 PM | Comments (0)
This image is the work of Zephyris and is shared here under the CC licence share alike and attribution 3.0

This image is the work of Zephyris and is shared here under the CC licence share alike and attribution 3.0

pattern woven by the sea

pattern woven by the sea

Vicki Smith - Bio

VickiSmit...2012.pdf

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Pattern Recognition: Outputs

The physical outputs for this project will be the finished Tukutuku panels and the corresponding information that is accessed through them. These will include embodying local stories as an important basis for constructing a shared pathway to be mapped into the QR pattern. Embedded in creation of the pattern as well as the panels is the space for discourse on where these paths will lead.

The tukutuku panels will be created over time and ideally with iwi input as a workshop series for both the gathering of the information and the creation of the patterns and panels. The panels could be constructed and installed in a location where interaction with the public is possible throughout the process.

An even number of participants would be ideal for the physical construction and less than ten to ensure a manageable group for the research and preparation.

Some other links

Web articles for Relevance:

http://tinyurl.com/rarakawanaka

http://tinyurl.com/HakaStoryProject

Boat Project artwork and ideas

http://tinyurl.com/BoatProject

 

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a black-and-white photograph of two unidentified Māori women working on tukutuku panels (woven panels) inside Rangiātea, the Anglican church at Ōtaki on the lower west coast of the North Island of New Zealand taken by Walter R Oliver around 1947 and its negative measures 5 cm x 7 cm. Accessed from TePapa Image Collection

a black-and-white photograph of two unidentified Māori women working on tukutuku panels (woven panels) inside Rangiātea, the Anglican church at Ōtaki on the lower west coast of the North Island of New Zealand taken by Walter R Oliver around 1947 and its negative measures 5 cm x 7 cm. Accessed from TePapa Image Collection

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