Storybox 9 Echoes: Tauranga Moana

  • Pou Auaha / Creative Director
    Rob Appierdo
  • Ringatoi Matua / Design Directors
    Puck Murphy, Baly Gaudin
  • Ngā Kaimahi / Team Members
    Joe Dixon, Andrew Croot, Ellie Smith, Sonya Korohina
  • Client
    Supercut Projects

Ka mua, ka muri - walking backwards into the future.

Echoes is a unique, interactive heritage experience that constructs images in the present from echoes of the past. Featuring hundreds of images of places, people, events, and objects that together offer a glimpse into the extraordinary history of Tauranga.

These images were hand-selected from three local archives - the Tauramga Heritage Collection, Tauranga City Libraries Pae Koroki and The Elms Foundation Collection. Each archive is a portal to the past that encourages the audience to spend time exploring.

People can also become part of the exhibition and join our community of the past. By sharing a photo or themselves, friends and whānau with the hashtag #echoestgamoana.

The images are presented flowing across the screen, like a river. The work tracks up to three audience members via a camera sensor allowing them to interact with it in different ways using hand gestures.