Listening Stones Jumping Rock/The Machine Stops | Episode 2: Su Ballard and Rachel Shearer discuss Te Oro o te Ao

COURTESY OF by Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi

Episode notes

Join artist Rachel Shearer (Pākehā, Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga a Māhaki) and co-curator of Listening Stones Jumping Rocks Su Ballard in a discussion that descends into Shearer’s artwork Te Oro o te Ao, an immersive sound installation in a blacked-out room. Described as an assemblage of sounds Te Oro o te Ao takes us deep into the unfolding energies of Papatūānuku.

“I don’t come out with any specific answers, but really just the question: if we listen closely to the earth what do we hear? And for me, I hear whakapapa, I hear connection, and then it’s really up to the listener to find what they hear.” – Rachel Shearer.