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 maoridictionary.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