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, artist-collectives and writers radiate weather signals from Aotearoa New Zealand, throughout the Asia Pacific region. From Matariki in June 2022 through the Spring and Autumn equinoxes until July 2024, 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 late 2023 to mid 2024 two new artists projects join the original six commissions. The artists are Tia Barrett and Jae Hoon Lee. Both projects will be launched on Monday 27 November to coincide with Turu, the time of the full moon.
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. Wind-powered flightpaths of birds and weather pūrākau weave new stories. Artworks emit radiations from the heated political and bio-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.