He Ao Kotahi - Pai in Palestine
Paula Whetu Jones | new zealand | 2017 | web series
Digital Media Art+Cade
2nd Floor, TIFF Bell Lightbox
Thursday, October 19 to Saturday, October 21
INSTRUCTIONS: Click on the link above and select click here to view series from the homepage to begin to view the webseries.
He Ao Kotahi shows how our Indigenous cousins' art and culture changes and the lengths they go to ensure their art survives. In this illuminating web series, prominent Māori artists venture into worlds that are foreign but familiar and reveal - through fellowship - the power of storytelling. It’s a silent consciousness, it’s a “knowing” and it’s an understanding of why things are the way they are. The web series' first artist, Paitangi, works with wood, bone, fibre and paint but whose preferred medium is ink on skin. One of the few female Ta Moko artists of Aotearoa, she brings her own dimensions to this Māori art form. Paitangi works from her studio in Paihia, New Zealand and also travels internationally by request to share her skills with those on a journey of spiritual & cultural awakening and self expression.
Paula Whetu Jones (Te Aitanga a Māhaki) is a mother and filmmaker based in Aotearoa New Zealand. She has been working in television production for 20 years specializing in directing, research and writing, mainly in the field of documentary. Paula is also one of the directors and writers of this year's opening night film, Waru.