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25 FEBRUARY 2016

Forms in Nature: Understanding Our Universe

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20162D animationant • bee • birdsbright coloursbutterflycell division • Charley Harper • chimpanzee • Chromosphere (studio) • David Kamp • digital aesthetics • eclipse • fishflat colourflat spacefrog • gerridae • illustrative styleinsectjellyfish • jesus bugs • Kevin Dart • living creatures • moon landingNational Science Foundation • National Science Programme • natural worldnature • Nelson Boles • nest • night sky • observatory • optic nerve • outer space • pollination • pond skater • seal • shark • snail • space launch • space shuttle • Stephane Coedel • terrestrial ecosystemvolcano • water bug • water skipper • water strider • wildlife

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Simon Perkins
22 FEBRUARY 2010

The Maori Origin Myth

"The [Aotearoa New Zealand] Maori origin myth describes a world of darkness locked in the unyielding embrace of Ranganui, the Sky Father, and Papatuanuku, the Earth Mother with all their children (sea, forest, land, mountains, wind and rain) trapped between them. This inertia was shattered by Tane Mahuta, god of the forest, when he forcefully separated Papa and Rangi, thus liberating his siblings as well as their future descendants, freeing the light, and catalyzing the procreation of all life forms. Processes of differentiation and proliferation were then set in motion bound by mauri, the life force, imparting character (so that birds are birds and fish are fish), and uniting the physical and spiritual."

(Suzanne MacAulay, 'Field Aesthetics', Gathering/Place: Folklore, Aesthetic Ecologies, and the Public Domain)

Fig.1. Chris Matatahi & Peter Plumb. 'Maui's Dwelling Place', 1 metre tall. The whalebone is 79 cm long and 40 cm wide at the furthest points. The greenstone face is 21 cm tall and 13 cm wide at their furthest points. The base is NZ kauri wood and greenstone. Three paua pearls are inlaid in the upper area of the whalebone.

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2004Aotearoa New Zealandbirdscarving • Chris Matatahi • creation narrativeearth motherethnographyfish • folklife • folkloregodIndigenouskauri • life force • Maori • Maui • mauri • origin mythPacific • Papa • Papatuanuku • Peter Plumb • pounamu • Ranganui • Rangi • Sky Father • sperm whalebone • spiritual • Tane Mahuta • University of Pennsylvania

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Simon Perkins
07 JULY 2009

Exploring our transient relationship with the built environment

"Interval II explores our transient relationship with our built environment through symbolic periods in history. Chan juxtaposes two contrasting types of architecture that mediate our relationship with our surroundings from a cast–iron pier in Northwest England to a roundhouse in Southwest China. Chan uses time–lapse to accentuate the transitory movement of light over the structures, highlighting their physical form within the altered landscape. Shifting from micro to macro, she investigates traces of human presence within the buildings, as well as the social and cultural shifts within the respective societies."

Fig. Interval 2, high definition film, 19 mins, film still (2007)

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2007algorithmic artalgorithmic randomness • altered landscape • birdsblack and whitebuilt environment • cast iron • flock of starlings • flocking • flocking birds • flow • human presence • Interval 2 (2007) • juxtapositionmeditation • murmuration • Northwest England • observational seriesPeoples Republic of Chinapier • roundhouse • Saatchi Artslowed motion • Southwest China • starlings • Suki Chan • surroundingsswarm behaviour • time interval • timelapsetimelessnesstracestransience • transient relationship • transitory movementurban spacesvideo installation

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Simon Perkins
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