Raise the anchor, Unfurl the sails, set course for the center of an ever setting sun! 2015
Ceramic ink on Vinyl, LED, electrics, metal, concrete. 4900mmh x 8000mmw x 300mmd
Exhibited for Documenta 14 at Weinberg-Terrassen, Kassel, Germany.
Commissioned by SCAPE Public art in 2015, the work was first exhibited at Memorial Park 2015, it was then nominated for the walters Prize 2016 and exhibited at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. The work was then invited to participate in Documenta 14, Kassel Germany and Athens Greece 2017 for which a new version, developed from a second image was produced for Athens.
The works act a a Waharoa or Ngutu, a traditional form of Maori architecture that functions as a gateway and portal, through which the persons whom pass under are transformed into a sacred state. The purpose of the work at Documenta 14 was to enter the Athens component of Documenta itself. In Athens the image became part of the architecture and the ancestors settled through ceremony. The work is currently sited at Little Hagley Park, Otautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Image courtesy of Documenta 14, photography by Liz Eve. 2017