Whakarerekē = (noun) altering, changing, varying, alteration, change, variation, modification, reorganisation.
George Awatea pushes the boundaries of Kōwhaiwhai design and digital storytelling to explore and evolve Māori narratives, looking at how digital technologies can be pushed and Māori kaupapa developed into an interactive audio-visual experience.
GEORGE AWATEA NEW ZEALAND
Te Aitanga-A-Hauiti, Rongowhakaata, Ngai-Te-Rangi, Ngāti Raukawa.
George Awatea is a digital media artist currently based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa. His practice is primarily focused on re-imaging Māori whakapapa and tikanga. Awatea has a BFA from Canterbury University and 25 years experience working as a designer and exhibition technician. Over the last decade he has focused on audio production and DJ performances. His recent work is realised in audio reactive visualisation and interactive media.
Supported by Wellington City Council Public Art Fund