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 Tme Itis 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 Tme Itis 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 - heres a google maps link if you need directions!
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 overplayed 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.