Ruatoki for Tāme Iti by JoFF Rae


Ruatoki - an Augmented Reality ART App by ARTIVIST & iSPARX digital for Tāme Iti.

Executive Producer - Joff Rae / ARTIVIST
Producer - Finn Beattie
Creative Director - Ethan Wimsett
Lead Developer - James Norling
Asst Producer - Hohepa / HO RI
Graphic Design - Cole Holyoake
Translation & Story - Toi Iti
Studio - 110 Hideout /
Agency - : Immersive Space Programme by Plan BETA / iSPARX digital; Lost Boys Digital; ARTIVIST / ALPHA State |

©2019 Plan BETA Limited - all rights reserved.

F.A.T. / G.M.L. by JoFF Rae

Dedicated to enriching the public domain one mutha-fuckin LOL at a time

The Free Art and Technology Lab is an organization dedicated to enriching the public domainthrough the research and development of creative technologies and media. The entire FAT network of artists, engineers, scientists, lawyers, musicians and Bornas  are committed to supporting open values and the public domain through the use of emerging open licenses, support for open entrepreneurship and the admonishment of secrecy, copyright monopolies and patents.


InDigiNous - Urban Shaman Aboriginal Art Gallery, Winnipeg by JoFF Rae

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New Zealand Māori artists working within digital environments

01 December 2017 – 20 January 2018

Opening Reception: December 01, 2017 from 8pm to 11pm
Where: Urban Shaman Aboriginal Art Gallery, 203-290 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg, MB

Artists: Reweti Arapere, Hana Rakena, Rachael Rakena, Kereama Taepa, Suzanne Tamaki, Johnson Witehira, Rangituhia Hollis

Virtual histories are a form of fictional writing that apply a ‘what if’ scenario to history. For example, ‘what if Christopher Columbus did not discover the Americas’, or ‘what if Able Tasman did not discover New Zealand’? Of course neither Columbus nor Tasman were responsible for discovering either of those lands, and the artists in this exhibition explore this idea of ‘virtual histories’ in relation to these types of so called ‘true histories’.

The artworks in this exhibition are made by seven Māori artists from Aotearoa New Zealand who use digital media to create real and virtual spaces for Indigenous knowledge. The exhibition includes a range of media from virtual reality and augmented reality artworks, through to video games, projection installation and 3D printing. Each artwork critiques dominate histories and perceptions of Indigenous peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand, and postulates on how different the world might be for Indigenous peoples in the future.

Exhibition curator Reuben Friend says, “the exhibition includes some of the leading figures currently working in Māori digital art and is a major chance to review how Māori digital media has advanced over the past ten years”.

Salmonella Dub featuring Nino by JoFF Rae

This be a brand new tune, featuring the awesome Nino Birch from Beat Rhythm Fashion.

World She Waits, is the beginnings of Salmonella Dub's 25 year celebrations.

Tune Includes; Scotty Taitoko on bone, shouts out from the Mighty Asterix, mastered by King Willy and produced by the epic Harry Bretherton.
Drums, ride, backing vocals from Dave Deakins, big phat bass in ya face from Mark Tyler and some gat chops, melodies and timemachine from Andrew P.

Driving Aunt Daisy to Meet Nino's People was the initial working title for Salmonella Dub’s 25th single World She Waits launched to radio this week to celebrate the beginnings of the bands 25th birthday.

The tune became a collaboration with Nino Birch from Beat Rhythm Fashion, the band’s choice of an influential artist to represent them at the New Zealand Music Awards this week. Unfortunately, that never was to be as Recorded Music NZ rejected Salmonella Dub’s choice stating that the ‘show producer’ had never heard of the iconic Wellington group. Because of that Beat Rhythm Fashion were deemed too obscure for the TV show demographic and Salmonella Dub stood down from accepting the offer of a ‘Legacy Award’.

Our great Aunt Daisy was of course the famous NZ radio broadcaster from the 30's to the 60's. Like the Recorded Music NZ she was a fast talking sponsor-product-placer who was seriously lacking in knowledge and content. So during our writing mahi with Nino, Aunt Daisy became a cheeky euphemism for the Recorded Music NZ ;-)

Aunt Daisy in Action in the 50’s

Nino’s, World She Waits lyrics were inspired by global issues, corporate greed and land right clashes both here in Aotearoa and with native American tribes affected by the Dakota oil pipeline project.

Suzanne Tamaki - jewellery by JoFF Rae

Suzanne Tamaki has gained a reputation for developed extravagant & sophisticated work in events & exhibitions - the curator of the bizarre & fabulous blended with 100% natural indigenous ingredients.  The strength of her work is in the culture of respect, adaptability & positive enthusiasm - from adopting cutting edge augmented reality technology to skillfully selecting repertoire & content Tamaki confronts the mystical with her own brand of magic... however Tamaki's extensive & diverse portfolio is based in fashion...

"the whole world is a fashion show"

Here's some of that fabulous jewellery from the Tamaki archive...

< click the image - get a closer look >

Hand Sewn - David Roil / fashion anti fashion** by JoFF Rae

New Artivist Profile : WLG/

Fashion Anti Fashion from Hand Sewn - David Roil



*watch this space/ Guilty of ART//

Performance Arcade 2018 - CALL FOR PROPOSALS by JoFF Rae


The Performance Arcade announces its open call to artists from New Zealand and around the world for its 2018 programme of works (23 February - 4 March). This annual exhibition and programme of events located on Wellington Waterfront is recognized as an important platform for live art, with eight successful presentations over the past six years. An assembly of shipping containers creates a series of spaces for installation, performance art, sonic art, interactive media, video-art, forums, and live music. Opening onto the bustling life of the waterfront, these sites of encounter engage the public in contemporary art and performance practices outside the familiar constraints of gallery or theatre spaces.

Proposals are now open for The Performance Arcade 2018. This can be for works located in a shipping container, in our stage space, or occupying the waterfront and city spaces. Working with a diverse range of art disciplines and perspectives, we hope to create an outstanding event that examines new ideas, alternative visions, and counter narratives for life in 2018.


Application form and further details >> click here <


We are a community between – We are artists, makers, producers, and collaborators, engaging in a series of practices located somewhere between the performing and visual arts. We are the people who do not belong in the black box of the theatre or the white cube of the gallery. The place of our work is outside. We are a community of outsiders. We are active citizens of this community – We are instigators, agitators, leaders, and facilitators. We are the makers and collaborators in the formation of new experiences and new cultural values. We value ourselves, our work, and our people – We look after and support one another, developing a professional and empowered community of Live Art practitioners. We are inclusive and celebrate diversity – We support Live Art practitioners from diverse creative, disciplinary and cultural backgrounds, with varied levels of experience, providing opportunities whereby common ground may be found for collaboration and invention. We are agents of international exchange - we are committed to developing and promoting international capacity for NZ Live Art and its practitioners through facilitating networks and mentorship, platforms and opportunities; developing a strong local voice and connecting it to the world.
We are an integral part of a wider community – Wherever a Live Art event takes place, the whole community is implicated. We aim to develop and educate audiences on Live Art practices through highly visible and well-executed events, presentations, and publications, developing co-creative and supportive audiences and communities for Live Art production. We provide opportunities for audiences – Growing new audiences for Live Art and other experimental art forms by providing opportunities for art engagement that are free or at subsidised prices. We communicate with our audience – Disseminating and promoting Live Art practices.
Live Art is experimental – Continuously examining and promoting new modes of presentation for the performing and visual arts. Our practice develops a culture of experimentation for both audiences and artists, where new approaches can be tested and new audiences attracted to Live Art. Live Art is challenging – It embraces risk, experimentation, challenge, and failure. Live Art is political – To work with an implicated audience, or to implicate your audience and make them a ‘participant’, is a political act. Thus live art is by its very nature is activism. To be a live artist is to be political. Live Art is not commercial –Its goals are not to generate profit or to mitigate financial risk. Therefore, the money must be separated from the art form: Live Art must be supported through funding and financial or in-kind support, but never shaped by it. Live Art is mindful – Promoting considered practices that are spatially, temporally, and socially activating. Without becoming prescriptive, it considers its impact and its responsibility. The active nature of its practice is coupled with reflective practice, turning the gaze both outward and inward.
The Performance Arcade is the place where our community gathers – It is the heart, the home – our marae. It is where we tell our stories, and where we create new ones. It is where we prepare for battle, and where we seek refuge. It is a safe place, created through bonds of trust, in which we can take risks and ensure the continued vitality of our practice. The Performance Arcade is an open laboratory – A platform for the application of a radical and visionary philosophy for NZ Live Arts practice. Although the Arcade community does not claim to represent the entirety of Live Art in NZ, it presents the Arcade as an exemplar of this ever-evolving movement. The Performance Arcade is like a migration – The community treks together through valleys and over mountains, labouring through loneliness and threat of exposure, experiencing moments of wonder and triumph. The travellers must be prepared for this journey, pack the necessary items, and look out for everyone in the party. The destination is always unknown – it is the heart and vision of the party that drives it ever forward.
Prepared by The Performance Arcade Steering Committee:
Jen Archer, David Goldthorpe, Sally Morgan, Johann Nortje, Andrew Simpson, and Sam Trubridge


Pūkana whakarunga! Pūkana whakararo! by JoFF Rae

1st of June Exhibit

Augmented Reality installation of 3D models of genuine artefacts from Te Papa with fine contemporary artworks for Matariki...


Reuben Paterson Afternoon Delight (2017) 
glitter and synthetic polymer on canvas, stretcher: 1501 x 2248 x 37 mm $50,000

Robyn Kahukiwa - Nga Tamariki a Tane
oil/alkyd oil on canvas, 122 x 122cm, 2015, $10,750

Stevei Houkamau &nbsp;'Ipu Whenua', 2017  white raku clay

Stevei Houkamau 'Ipu Whenua', 2017
white raku clay

An installation involving Augmented Reality from genuine artefacts from the Te Papa archives...

Pūkana whakarunga!
Gaze wildly to the realm above!

Reweti Arapere Kauri Hawkins Stevei Houkamau Lonnie Hutchinson Robyn Kahukiwa Kereama Taepa David Hakaraia James Lainchbury Reuben Paterson Ngatai Taepa

Pūkana whakararo!
Gaze wildly to the realm below!

with Te Whare Rokiroki - Māori Women's Refuge and others

Te Papa / Toi Poneke installation

Working with Artist & Curator Suzanne Tamaki & exclusive access to the Te Papa Artefacts & Collections.

This unique installation of integrated Augmented Reality & immersive media utilises genuine artefacts & archives with state of the art new technology involving Augmented & Merged Reality that will surprise, excite & enlighten... where art & education are cohesively confused in an immersive statement.

Producer Joff Rae says "Tamaki presents these works as a functional element of her curatorial process establishing a purposeful & relative response to the works of the selected artists showing in the group exhibition... the interactive AR & MR are unique artistic presentations & works - it's clever & insightful that she uses genuine artefacts from the Te Papa Collections"

Suzanne Tamaki presents selected Augmented & Merged Reality works.

Bread and Roses will release on May Day... by JoFF Rae


Bread and Roses is a non profit publication edited by Maz Salt (Office of Public Works), Graham Espie (Howler, Workshop) and Michael Fikaris (Silent Army Storeroom).

The publication features critical writing and poster art to entertain, influence and spark conversation about cultural and social discourse.


Find the current issue at the following venues: Section 8BellevilleFerdydurkeB.EastHowlerWorkshop. Also available at Silent Army Storeroom - & we are looking for distributors in Wellington & New Zealand.

Or send a postage paid envelope with your details to 27-29 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne and we’ll post you a copy.


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