• Janine Randerson

View Weather Reports Here

Two new projects commissioned by Te Tuhi and curated by Janine Randerson are now live online as an extension of the participation of artists from around Te Moana Nui a Kiwa in the World Weather Network – a world-wide project in response to the global climate emergency.

The two new artist’s projects; Jae Hoon Lee’s Ocean Rain and Tia Barrett’s Tūhononga (Cluster and Connection) were launched on 27 November 2023 to coincide with Turu, the time of the full moon. Further phases of these two projects will be launched at equinox, solstice and significant lunar moments, joining the original six commissions along the cycle of the Maramataka, the Māori Seasonal Calendar.

Te Tuhi’s weather station is a catalyst for creative "weather reports" traversing the Māori seasonal calendar, the Maramataka. As a weather station centred in Te Moana Nui A Kiwa, the Great Southern Ocean of Kiwa, six artist collectives radiate weather signals from Aotearoa New Zealand, Tonga, Niue, Rarotonga and Samoa, tracing the signs of a rapidly changing climate. From Matariki in June 2022 through the Spring and Autumn equinoxes until June 2023, artists, writers, communities and ecologists transmit the new weathers of the Anthropocene in an online exhibition, Huarere: Weather Eye, Weather Ear, hosted on the Te Tuhi website and World Weather Network websites.

Huarere, the weather, conjures rere, flying, and immersion in the fullness of hua, atmosphere. To keep a weather eye expresses our bodily connection to instruments of weather observation, artistic, cultural, scientific and activist. The "weather ear" attunes to sounds of weather from hydrophones in glacial lakes to the flux of the aeolian harps in a weather choir to chance-based electronic scores spurred by live temperature shifts, rains and snows. Artworks emit radiations from the heated political and physical atmospheres of our coastal isles driven by the forces of Great Southern Ocean of Kiwa. Each of the commissioned projects perturb the scientific hold on facts, offering other ways of knowing a changing climate.

Supporters and partners:
Creative New Zealand
AUT University
Contemporary Art Foundation
Auckland Council
NIWA | Climate, Freshwater & Ocean Science

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