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Pou Rama


A light sculpture inspired by Maori land symbols of support - pouwhenua.

Designed by Storybox in collaboration with Māori visual artist Desna Whaanga-Schollum (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Pahauwera), Pou Rama (Light Posts), features a series of free-standing light structures.

These are inspired by pouwhenua (traditional Maori land symbols of support) and represent creative timeless wairua (inspiration) which is generated from te taiao (the environment). The Whakairo designs express cycles of creativity and connections to place.

This work is multicultural in its themes and connects through time via the eternal Maori contextual narrative.

Each post cycles slowly through a series of colour changes.

Pou Rama has traveled New Zealand in its first year. Being displayed in Auckland at Aotea Square, In Wellington During the Lux Light festival and in the Luma Light festival in Queenstown.

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Pou Rama Trailer from Storybox on Vimeo.