'Native Tongue, A Taonga (Treasure) tells the story of New Zealand artist Gill Gatfield creating this totemic sculpture. Carved from a single unique log of ancient Kauri, Native Tongue is radio carbon dated at over 45,000 years old. It predates human migration to New Zealand/Aotearoa, the migration of Neanderthal man across Europe, the hunt for mammoths, and cave painting in Europe.
‘Native Tongue: A Taonga (Treasure)’ 2018
Video: Chillbox Creative & Gill Gatfield Studio
Audio: Claire Ulenberg, Curator
Music: Aroha Kia Koe, Mahina-Ina Kind-Kaui & Gary Clarke (Instruments include Tonga puro-Nguru)
With thanks to Spark Foundation