Tai Timu! Tai Pari! brings together a collection of recent artists’ film and video from Aotearoa New Zealand, curated by Shannon Te Ao in collaboration with CIRCUIT Artist Moving Image Aotearoa New Zealand . Originally accompanying Te Ao’s exhibition Ka mua, ka muri at Remai Modern, Saskatoon, in 2020, this programme includes works by Janet Lilo, Neihana Gordon–Stables, Jamie Berry, Natasha Matila-Smith, Layne Waerea, Ana Iti, Jeremy Leatinu’u, and Nova Paul.
The works respond to indigenous histories and current discourse through an array of filmic languages. They explore issues such as language revitalisation, the commodification of natural resources, indigenous representation within film histories, and queer narratives.
Tai Timu! Tai Pari! screens in the auditorium, and accompanies the exhibition Matarau that Te Ao has curated for City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi.