In New Histories Lisa Reihana and William Dunning refract and revise New Zealand history. Artworks that explore power dynamics between Māori and settler cultures and provide alternate settings for exchange, are brought together.

Reihana’s short-scripted dramas from Native Portraits n.19897, destabilise 19th century photographic styles and our understanding of who controls the camera and the narrative. Dunning’s highly detailed fictional drawings continue his investigation into the injustices of our colonial past.

New Histories is an exhibition of moving image, drawing and sculpture from two contemporary artists that reimagines our histories and questions our readings of our past.

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He whakaaturanga toi ataata tēnei nā ngā tohunga nei nā Lisa Reihana rāua ko William Dunning. Hei tā Reihana rāua ko Dunning, he whakatātare i ngā hītoria, otirā i te āhuatanga ki te mana o te tangata whenua me ngā tāngata whai (settlers). Kua whakakitehia mai tēnei mahi ā rāua mā roto I te whakaahua.He whakaahua e whakahou ana, e whakarerekē ana i te taera o ngā whakaahua i whakaahuatia i te rautau 19. Ka rua, he whakaaturanga whakatairanga i ētehi o ngā tino tipua o te ao Māori, me te ao Pākehā anō hoki. Hei tā te reo Pākehā, he (reimaged past), he hītoria hou.

Artistic Credits

NATIVE PORTRAITS N.19897

4 x laser discs, 17 monitors, Stereo sound, DMX software program, Waharoa: 11 monitors & 32 minute music composition, 2 x vitrines, 6 monitors, 8 dramas & portraits [vitrines from the Māori Hall, Dominion Museum]

Concept Lisa Reihana

Script Writer Hinemoana Baker

Casting Director Stuart Turner

Art Director Grace Mok

Costume Designer Kirsty Cameron

Tā Moko Artist Te Rangitu Netana

Editor Cushla Dillon

DoP Rewa Harri

Director / Producer Lisa Reihana

Project Manager Lara Bowen

Production Manager Karen Sidney

Production Coordinator Melissa Wikaere

Production Assistant Sandra Richmond

1st Assistant Director Pita Turei

Continuity Melissa Wikaere

Light Assistance Ricky Conroy & Frank Lealiifano

Sound Recordist Colleen Brennan

Whare Design Anthony Simich

Art Dept. Assistant Megan Vertelle

Costume Assistant Morag Brownlee

Makeup Artist Ruth Stoffles

Makeup Assistant Monique Shortland

Te Reo Consultant Ngāmaru Raerino & George Reihana

Catering Jim Viviaere & Terry Firkin

Unit Runner Karl Sylva, Gillian Ashurst & Deb Frame

Waharoa Audio Composer Angus McNaughton

DMX Software Programmer Nigel Adams

Camera Package Silhouette Film & Lighting

Lighting Package Professional Lighting Services

Location Cyc Studios

Transportation Wheelbase Rentals

Post-Production Facility Topstory Productions

2021 Remastering Sam Tozer, Lot23 Media

PORTAIT SITTERS Ana Hiini, Jake Hiini, Kath Graham, Kiwa Graham, Harata Sidney, Aimee Renata, Sandra Richmond, Maddy Newton, Trudy Reiver, Rachael Churchwood, Grant Fell, Rewa Harri, Pia Emery, Teaorangi Harri, Miro Harri, Kiri Kowhai Fiddes, Anneli Sherriff, Keriti Tims, Daniel Te Huia, Kayte Ferguson, Georga Reihana, Lisa Reihana, Kaye Reihana, Joanne Reihana, Shiree Reihana, Kiri Reihana, James Reihana, Ruby Reihana-Wilson, Georga Reihana-Wilson, Regan Langford, Ariane Langford, Walter Reihana, Ricky Conroy, Pita Turei, Piataō Turei & Melissa Wikaere

KAPA HAKA PERFORMERS Tia Kirk, Teia Clarke, Mary Lose & Te Rangitu Netana

Kapa Haka Consultant Kathy Brown

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou Ian Wedde, Megan Tamiti-Quenall, Terry Urbahn, Chris Paulger, Wally Hicks, Arthur Baynes, The Pā Offices, Christina Asher, Reade Audio, Roger Grant, Chris Zero, Niki Caro, Pōtiki Films, Kara Paewae, Chris Chartaris & Burton Hollis Coffee

Commissioned by Te Papa Tongarewa


FREE

Toi Art Gallery, Te Papa


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