Karakia (Ritual Chants)


A video work created as a part of Ōpōtiki: New Zealand's first drone-friendly town.

Karakia/Ritual Chants is an incantation to protect against surveillance technology. It calls on a customary platform to influence a modern concern. As stated in the māoridictionary.co.nz, "Karakia enable people to carry out their daily activities in union with the ancestors and the spiritual powers".

May 2017 - Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen DEU
March 2017 - Māoriland Film Festival, Ōtaki NZ
October 2016 - Ōpōtiki Blak Dot Gallery, Melbourne AUS


Audio production by Zach Webber 
Kupu and Vocals by F. Snow Te Tau