Māori Sounds

 
 Shane James who is a Kaitiaki Taonga Māori (Guardian of our treasures)

Shane James who is a Kaitiaki Taonga Māori (Guardian of our treasures)

A fusion of two worlds.

We aimed to focus on a genre of content and build our product outwards, showcasing its power to create connected experiences. We called the overarching theme Maori sounds and we used our method of capturing experiences to aid the cultural preservation of Maori Taonga.

At this moment, we concentrate on building a viable product to showcase at the end of the program.

One of the significant parts of our second experience was being introduced to the famous Warren Warbrick. Not only did we meet the Taonga Puoro master, but we had the chance to capture some of his processes and listen to amazing stories about his world.

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To achieve this vision of a fusion of two worlds, we encountered the rare opportunity to go back to house inside the museum, to film Shane James who is a Kaitiaki Taonga Māori (Guardian of our treasures), and show the connection between his and Warren’s world.

Seeing these worlds fuse using Virtual Reality and allowing our audience to effortlessly move between the spaces of a contemporary artist's studio and a world of Taonga locked away inside Te Papa was an inspiring opportunity for our team.

After this experience, our knowledge is undoubtedly enlarged. By the way, did you know that only 2% of what Te Papa has is on display?