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The Humanities Institute presents Lisa Reihana and Matua Rereata Makiha

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Cultural Technologies in Māori Contexts

Lisa Reihana (Ngāpuhi, Ngātihine, Ngāi Tu) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice spans film, sculpture, costume and body adornment, text and photography. Since the 1990s Reihana has significantly influenced the development of contemporary art and contemporary Māori art in Aotearoa New Zealand. She has earned an outstanding reputation as an artist and producer where her attention to the complexities of contemporary photographic and cinema languages is expressed in myriad ways. Her ability to harness and manipulate seductively high production values is often expressed through portraiture where she explores how identity and history are represented. Exploring colonisation, gender and representations of indigenous peoples, she often looks to how stories of the past are told or those points in the past that have been overlooked.

Matua Rereata Makiha (Te Mahurehure, Ngati Pakau, Ngai Tuteauru, Te Arawa, Rangitane) is a renowned Māori astrologer and a leading authority on the Maramataka (Māori lunar calendar). Rereata shares his extensive knowledge as a cultural adviser, having held roles at the Auckland Council as a kaiārahi tikanga Māori and Kaumātua at the University of Auckland Business School.


March 2


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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