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Landmark Techno Maori CD-ROM available now!

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Landmark Techno Maori CD-ROM - available now

The Techno Maori exhibition has moved into another dimension with the release of an innovative CD-ROM, designed as a third 'virtual gallery' alongside the exhibitions at City Gallery Wellington and Pataka Porirua Museum. This is the first time either institution has produced a publication and gallery presentation in CD-ROM format. The CD-ROM features animated films, video and images by leading contemporary Maori artists, music by Wai 100%, artists' statements, and essays.

"This is a landmark art publication in New Zealand in terms of both its presentation and content," says City Gallery Wellington director Paula Savage. "It has the depth and high standard our publications are known for but its exciting range of digital work, in keeping with the nature of Techno Maori, makes it something entirely new."

Features of the Techno Maori CD-ROM include: * Rongotai Lomas's celebrated animated film Te Ika a Maui * Film footage of Peter Robinson's installation at the Venice Biennale * Artwork reproduction, statements and resumé from the 19 artists featured in the exhibition * An animated poem by Roma Potiki, 'Getting Brown in Hyper Town' * Indepth essays by curators Jonathan Mané-Wheoki, Deidre Brown and Mark Amery * Music videos from Te Kupu, Mika, Toni Huata and Voodoo Chile * Music by Wai 100% and aural postcards from New York.

Now available at both City Gallery and Pataka Porirua Museum, and selected booksellers, the CD-ROMs are already a notably popular aspect of the show, with people of all ages trying them out on computers installed at both venues. Techno Maori - Maori Art in the Digital Age brings together work by a selection of contemporary Maori artists who use digital technology to produce their work, or whose work reflects the digital age we live in, such as Peter Robinson, Michael Parekowhai, Lisa Reihana and Natalie Robertson. The CD-ROM was designed by Eyework Design and programmed by Oktobor, both award-winning local companies. The CD-ROM is available from City Gallery Wellington and Pataka Porirua Museum, priced at $15.

Techno Maori: Maori Art in the Digital Age (28 Sept - 2 Dec 2001) is a partnership project between City Gallery Wellington and Pataka Porirua Museum of arts and cultures. Generously supported by: Magnum Mac; Oktobor; Eyework Design and Production Ltd.; Creative New Zealand Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. City Gallery Wellington is managed by the Wellington Museums Trust with major funding from the Wellington City Council. Pataka Porirua Museum is managed by the Porirua City Council. ENDS.

Anne Irving Publicist T: 04 801 3959 F: 04 801 3950

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