Mahia - ceremony with Terangi Roimata © Tracey Benson 2017
March 22, 2017

Rune journeys

Since returning from the Nordic lands, I have found that the symbolism of the runes is becoming more of a feature of some of the work I am developing. A number of ‘rune releases’ have happened – one in Sawtell last October and another one recently happened at SCANZ Ocean*Energy residency in Mahia,  Aotearoa. At SCANZ, I collaborated  with Māori artist Terangi Roimata Kutia-Tataurangi. We made some runes and released them to the ocean, as Terangi recited a karakia (a prayer). We also played with the soldering iron to do some pyrography.

Although larger works are currently in development, I thought I would share some of the runes that have been made over the past few months. Some of these runes will be incorporated into a forthcoming exhibition at Belconnen Art Centre and as part of my ongoing collaboration is Aishling Muller. I also look forward to developing my collaboration with Terangi Roimata ❤


I have added in one of the video works that Aishling and I made last year.

There are some more detailed posts coming about SCANZ and the amazing residency at Mahia.

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About bytetime

Tracey M Benson is a lover of travel, having a diverse background as an artist, writer and researcher. Working with online environments since 1994, Tracey's experience includes providing digital media, web and social media solutions to government, non-profit, private industry and tertiary sectors. Her focus is on sustainability behaviour change and the use of communications and emerging technologies to empower community and build culture.


Art Projects, Artist Residency, Collaboration


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