213.157 Studio I (Art Lab) 213.157 Studio Notes Bachelor of Fine Arts

213.157 – Session #8.2 Notes

Notes on the videos

Dale Harding

  • Art as play.
  • Grew up surrounded by art.
  • Connected to his indigenous community.
  • “If the work doesn’t relate to your family and your community then what’s the point?”
  • Collaborating with cousins in his art practice.
  • Belonging to place, but being separate from it.
  • Nature and landscape part of who you are and what you do.
  • Rewrite a displaced indigenous community back into wider community.

Yoko Ono 1 – the case for

  • Learned music
  • “A grapefruit in a world of park”
  • Hybrid fruit as a metaphor
  • Instructions as art
  • Do the action, or just imagine – become the artist
  • Dismantling of taboos
  • Invitation to participate is a key part of her work

Yoko Ono 2 – reading from Grapefruit

Reminded me of Radiohead’s “Fitter Happier”.

Yoko Ono 3

  • Simple materials
  • Household items
  • More interested in concept
  • Brain as a driver of body
  • Music as a human creation
  • Vibration is important – frees you
  • Sound as artform
  • Fungibility of art
  • Include change into art
  • Art as a dynamic act; not a static object
  • Enjoys every day
213.157 Studio I (Art Lab) 213.157 Studio Notes Bachelor of Fine Arts

213.157 – Session #8.1 Notes

Wiki tua waru, Akomanga tua tahi (8.1)


Tuesday tutorial

Online because still at COVID Alert Level 2 Delta

Sucks that we have to do this for an interactive art class, but can’t be helped. Mostly worked! Not sure how it’ll work when we have to actively create as a group.


A foundation of this course is Hākari. What do we mean by Hākari?

Initial definition

  • Hākari is a process for balancing, settling and replenishing oneself and one’s community or whenua.
  • It takes the form of a feast, which moves the powhiri proceedings from the formal to the informal, and through that movement cements future relationships.
  • It is an opportunity for reciprocity and friendly rivalry to enhance the mana of the hosts and guests.

Group discussion

We had a class discussion on this, captured in a Google document.