Haupapa: The Chilled Breath of Rakamaomao (2022), a project originally commissioned by Te Tuhi as part of Te Moana Nui ā Kiwa weather station for the global World Weather Network, was shown in a new iteration, Ngā Raraunga o te Mākū: the data of moisture, at KHŌJ, a leading contemporary art centre in New Delhi, India running from 31 January to 12 March 2024.

To present Ngā Raraunga o te Mākū: the data of moisture, three of the Aotearoa-based artists and collaborators including sound artist Rachel Shearer, moving image artist Janine Randerson, and programmer Stefan Marks travelled to India for the exhibition.

The exhibition, 28° North and Parallel Weathers culminates KHŌJ’s ‘weather reporting’ project as part of the World Weather Network. Featuring work by artists Shahana Rajani and Zahra Malkani, Raqs Media Collective, Mithu Sen and Atul Bhalla from KHŌJ’s weather station, situated on the 28° North Parallel, Jana Winderen from the wider World Weather Network and Aotearoa artists and collaborators Ron Bull, Stefan Marks, Janine Randerson, and Rachel Shearer, the exhibition asked to question:

What worlds open up to us when we think of our bodies as a site for “attuned sensing”?

Beginning as an online weather report, Haupapa: The Chilled Breath of Rakamaomao (2022- 2024) is still streaming live on the World Weather Network and Te Tuhi websites.

In March 2023 SAHA Studio Open: World Weather Network (SAHA, Istanbul) featured Haupapa: The Chilled Breath of Rakamaomao.

In mid-2023, Haupapa: The Chilled Breath of Rakamaomao was developed to be shown in the Te Tuhi gallery space, projected as a video work MĀKŪ, te hā o Haupapa: Moisture, the breath of Haupapa, for the physical exhibition Huarere: Weather Eye, Weather Ear. The artists have since shown the artwork in various iterations at Blue Oyster, Ōtepoti Dunedin and at the December 2023 SIGGRAPH Asia Conference in Sydney (Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques), gaining critical acclaim, and prompting the invitation to be hosted by KHŌJ International Artists' Association in Delhi.

The artist projects on the 28° North Parallel were commissioned by the KHŌJ International Artists’ Association. KHŌJ’s participation in World Weather Network is supported by the British Council’s Creative Commissions for Climate Action, a global programme exploring climate change through art, science and digital technology.

The 28° North and Parallel Weathers exhibition has been supported by the Takshila Educational Society, India and the British Council’s Creative Commissions for Climate Action.