FRAME captures Tuakirikiri by the women’s collective Māori Mata Aho, an environmental installation created from tiedowns, used around the world as a security tool or to secure goods during transport. “The orange is a reference to the iron-rich Parawhenuamea, the Māori embodiment of fresh water. Her body shifts and changes colour from the mountains to the sea, she carries ancient life in the form of orange bio-genic iron that gets filtered into soils, plants, and us.This particular hi-vis orange is one of safety and is an acknowledgment of the people who work with these materials every day. Highlighting the often invisible, the orange moves through the grey of Tuakiriri, the strength of tension relying on one another to create an environment”. (description via).
Mata Aho Collective, Tuakirikiri, 2023, image via