Following on from the end of human existence – the past, the present and the future are all reborn. In another big bang the cycle starts again.
Ā Tōna Wā talks of a rebirth post-man and explores space, galaxies beyond ours, and the concept of time.
I will be using macro photography and videography to recreate galaxies similar to the techniques used in Mate Kanehe.
Similar to Korokoro o te Parata, Maori cosmology will feature and the poetry will lead the viewer toward the start of something new – we must come back to Earth, nature and our enduring natural world.
The cover image is the Pillars of Creation, a photograph taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of elephant trunks of interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, specifically the Serpens constellation, some 6,500–7,000 light years from Earth. This serves as my inspiration, my starting point.
In Maori, Ā Tōna Wā means at an appropriate time in the future