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RUATOKI

Ruatoki is a multi-media exhibition opening in Ruatoki on July the 31st.
The exhibition is comprised of pieces by artist Billy Apple and artist & activist Tāme Iti.
This exhibition presents narratives of Ruatoki, both personal and shared.
The Ruatoki app & installation is Tāme Iti’s contribution to the exhibition.

*on the confiscation line…

Ruatoki is a multi-media exhibition opening in Ruatoki on July the 31st. The exhibition is comprised of pieces by artist Billy Apple and artist & activist Tame Iti. This exhibition presents narratives of Ruatoki, both personal and shared. The Ruatoki app & installation is Tāme Iti’s contribution to the exhibition.

This app “Ruatoki” is an AR art piece and multimedia experience depicting the events that transpired along the “Line of Confiscation”, a 30km long boundary between Tuhoe land, and land confiscated from them by the New Zealand Crown. Audio and visual elements are layered together to create augmented reality scenes, inspired by Tāme Iti’s existing body of work. Users pass through a series of these scenes as they walk down the Line of Confiscation, each one depicting a different aspect of the events surrounding the confiscation.

This app has two methods of viewing - “In Range” and “Remote”. The on site component of the app start at the intersection of Awahou Rd and Reid Rd - here’s a google maps link if you need directions!



https://goo.gl/maps/ugv1Px8v5kDXQy4QA



For specific instructions on how to use each mode, follow the steps within the app.

People on site during the exhibition will be able to use the “In Range” mode - this the primary experience, and overlays Augmented Reality content over landscape around the Line of Confiscation.

The “Remote” view can be used by people who are not onsite to view the art piece in a 360 degree viewer. The same visual and audio elements are layered over 360 images in place of AR.

** A Brief History of the Line of Confiscation **

In 1875 the New Zealand Crown confiscated over 150,000 acres of Maori Tuhoe lands under the guise of purchase. The Tuhoe were threatened with immediate confiscation should they attempt to legitimise their ownership of the land - that they should be happy they were getting any payment whatsoever. In exchange, they received a token payment and 2,500 acres of reserve land.

Ruatoki - an Augmented Reality ART App by ARTIVIST & iSPARX digital for Tāme Iti.

Executive Producer - Joff Rae / ARTIVIST
Producer - Finn Beattie
Creative Director - Ethan Wimsett
Lead Developer - James Norling
Asst Producer - Hohepa / HO RI
Graphic Design - Cole Holyoake
Translation & Story - Toi Iti

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