We have had a number of requests to extend the deadline for SCANZ2018: Peace, Water, Power so we have extended the proposal deadline by one week. Proposals are now due midnight Saturday December 2nd NZ time.
Further steps have been taken with regard to increasing engagement with the community of Parihaka and we are pleased to announce that due to the support of Maata Wharehoka, the residency will based at Parihaka. The primary food source during the residency is to be the organic garden.
The residency begins on Monday 29th January 2018 and works are presented on Monday 12th of February during the hui. Residency proposals can be for anylength of stay between these dates, with a focus on presenting on the 12th.
Applicants can apply with either projects that engage with Peace, Water and Power (separately or in combination) or a Professional Development project.
A project that aligns feathers, floating on the water and LEDs has been suggested by Maata Wharehoka, so we are seeking leads on that project. In the past there have been works that used wind power, breath power, battery power and solar energy.
What are peaceful ways to connect with the environment, humans, plants and animals? How might these be formulated into a creative project? What does Peace mean on the whenua (land) of Parihaka?
How can the expertise of artists on the residency be utilised in sharing knowledge across generations in workshops on the Papakainga (Pa)?
What happens when electronic art projects need to take into account power usage, due to limited solar based supply?
What does a ‘ground up’ creative project look like i.e. built from considering the whenua and reaching to the sky, with a view on Peace, Water or Power?
What are ways to peacefully and positively engage with the stream at Parihaka?
*Residency participants and resources*
We are pleased to announce that Intercreate International Research Fellow (New Energy Systems) Allan Giddy will be participating in the residency and completing a project.
In addition, we have the support of Intercreate Creative Engineer and The University of Shed founder Andrew Hornblow, with resources for temporary use:
Resistors, circuit and battery power components
Solar garden lights (explorations in solar energy used to power micro
sensors (picaxe sense + Cicadacom based radio conversations )
Picaxe uAmp micro controllers
Raspberry Pi small client computers (networking, Media platform HDMI
Output, Sound and sound file waiata, korero )
MP3 players (small stand alone manual, interactive or networked sound
Various sensors ( touch, fluid, movement )
These can be assembled on
Kiwi patch PCB (small simple sensors
Kea Patch ( medium complexity nodes meeting places for data )
Kea patch small weatherproof container systems
Potential equipment available:
100watt, 10watt and 5 watt solar panels, 12 v batteries and inverter
Video editing (at the WITT campus)
HD video cameras
5watt solar panel
Access to the sea, green waste and other natural resources.
*Due date of proposals*
Midnight Saturday 2nd December NZ time.
Our application to Creative NZ was declined and this means there is no money to pay artist fees or transportation to and from the residency. However the accommodation and food costs are largely covered for successful applicants, who will be expected to follow protocols and offer koha as applicable. Koha can be given as cash or in return for helping out. It will be a residency in an utterly unique location with very high cultural value and being a respectful guest of the community is expected.
Kia ora ADA listers,
Do think about coming to SCANZ2018 Peace, Water, Power and please forward this to people you might feel would be interested. This message is focussed on the hui, there’ll be further information about the residency to follow.
Maata Wharehoka, Inahaa Te Urutahi Waikerepuru, Tonga Karena and Glen Skipper will all present at the SCANZ2018: Peace, Water, Power hui February 12th and 13th 2018. Peace, Water and Power are important topics nationally and globally and it is important that the voice of tangata whenua is heard on these issues. The four speakers have a significant level of cultural and professional expertise. The first day of the hui commences in Te Niho at Parihaka. Day two includes a walking symposium revealing the tangata whenua, historical, geological and fluvial layers entwined in a local river. Creative contributions on the hui topics will be integrated throughout.
We are seeking proposals of the following type, drawn from a range of disciplines and on diverse topics related to the themes. The hui-symposium is intercultural and interdisciplinary.
Hui presentation types:
Slideshow software presentations, video, performance, creative interventions, walking symposium presentations, verbal presentations, visual presentations
- Maori Studies, Pasifika Studies, Indigenous Studies
- Traditional and Contemporary Culture
- Political Studies, Peace Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Fluid Dynamics, Chaos Theory, Complexity
- Alternative Energy Systems
- Cosmology, Physics
- Cultural Studies, Hybridity
- Anthropology, Political Studies
- Economic Studies
- Electronic Art, Interactive Media, Digital Media, Design
- Traditional Arts
- Visual, Performing and 3D arts
- Science, Geology, Physical Sciences
- Philosophy, Religious Studies, History, Sociology, Post-structuralism
- Online and Social Culture
- Change Management
- Education and Pedagogy
- Gender and Diversity
- Tangata Whenua and Indigenous peoples views on the topics of Peace, Water and Power singularly or in any combination
- Projects involving Tangata Whenua or Indigenous peoples in connection with Western European culture
- Western European contentions around Peace, Water or Power
- Projects that intersect Mātauranga Māori or traditional knowledge and Western Science
- Projects involving Creativity, Mātauranga Māori or traditional knowledge and Western Science
- Creative performances referencing Peace, Water or Power
- Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
- Disenfranchisement and Reconciliation
- Solutions to Peace, Water or Power issues that involve reframing thinking on these topics
- Reframing the human relationship to environment
- Culture, Creativity, Science or Philosophy in the new millennium
- In the next fifty years
o Human relationship to the environment
o Human engagement with Peace
o Intercultural activity
o Creativity and Culture
o Science and Art
o Alternate Energy Systems
- The role of Creativity in new millennium culture
- The implications of Gender and Diversity on Peace, Water and or Power issues
- The kaupapa of Peace, Water and or Power
- Provocations in regard to Peace, Water and or Power
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