Weather Report Programme at Te Tuhi
Te Tuhi’s weather station is a catalyst for creative "weather reports" traversing the Māori seasonal calendar, the Maramataka. As a weather station centred in Te Moana Nui A Kiwa, the Great Southern Ocean of Kiwa, six artist collectives radiate weather signals from Aotearoa New Zealand, Tonga, Niue, Rarotonga and Samoa, tracing the signs of a rapidly changing climate. From Matariki in June 2022 through the Spring and Autumn equinoxes until June 2023, artists, writers, communities and ecologists transmit the new weathers of the Anthropocene in an online exhibition, hosted here and on the World Weather Network website. In June 2023, an in-situ exhibition of Huarere: Weather Eye, Weather Ear will take place at Te Tuhi in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Huarere, the weather, conjures rere, flying, and immersion in the fullness of hua, atmosphere. To keep a weather eye expresses our bodily connection to instruments of weather observation, artistic, cultural, scientific and activist. The "weather ear" attunes to sounds of weather from hydrophones in glacial lakes to the flux of the aeolian harps in a weather choir to chance-based electronic scores spurred by live temperature shifts, rains and snows. Artworks emit radiations from the heated political and physical atmospheres of our coastal isles driven by the forces of Great Southern Ocean of Kiwa. Each of the commissioned projects perturb the scientific hold on facts, offering other ways of knowing a changing climate.