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Ngake me Whātaitai

What If The City Was A Theatre?
2021 / Storybox
‘Ngake me Whātaitai’  is a water screen projection I did with Storybox for the festival ‘What If The City Was A Theatre?’. The inspiration comes from the legend of the Wellington Harbour being created by two taniwha, Whātaitai and Ngake. Whātaitai lived in the north of the lake where the harbour now is, while Ngake lived further south. The projection told the story of the taniwha returning to the harbour in a mesmerising, magical way.
Here's the link to the animation by Emil Woodruffe:

Here's a link to an article written about this project: