Exhibition: HighLight Carnival of Lights
Date: 25-28 October 2019
Digital Animation | 0:07:12:19, 25.00 fps, 1920 x 1080
Site: Lower Hutt Events Centre, Hutt City, New Zealand
Visionscape ©Daniel K Brown
Original Soundscape ©Mark K. Johnson

Te Toi-o-ngā-rangi is an immersive sound and light experience using digital animation selected by the Festival to be projected inside the new Lower Hutt Event Center, next to the Lower Hutt Townhall. In Māori mythology, there are twelve heavens, each with its own series of heavenly bodies; Te Toi-o-ngā-rangi (also known as Tikitiki-o-nga-rangi or Rangi-tikitiki) is the uppermost of the twelve heavens and the most sacred of them all. In this animated sound and light installation visitors are transported through the realms of the twelve heavens, lost in their search for Te Toi-o-ngā-rangi.

Acknowledgements: Te Toi-o-ngā-rangi was created in Adobe After Effects (Trapcode Particular), and it was donated for  viewing over the single evening of the Wheriko – Brilliant! After Dark event. The intention was to bring even more magic and light to the wonderful, illuminated community of Christchurch and its many visitors. It owes everything to the incredible online tutorials and designs provided by Voxyde, SonduckFilm and others, who offer their inspirational designs to be used as teaching tools for others to learn from and build upon. Support these fine digital artists by following their internet tutorial sites!

* Sources: http://www.sacred-texts.com/pac/lww/lww3.html and http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-CowYest-t1-body-d1-d4-d3.html

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