Artifacts/Poi

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Artifact
Poi
Type
Archaeological
Maker/Artist(s) Weaver and Iwi (tribe) unknown
Date(s) 1800-1900
Holdings
Collection of Massey University Wellington
Curator(s)
User:Bronwyn Holloway-Smith?
Uploaders(s)
User:Bronwyn Holloway-Smith
License(s)
Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license
File(s)
media:poi-Bronwyn_Holloway-Smith.stl


alt = Poi by Bronwyn_Holloway-Smith

Poi

Poi is a performance art employing ball (poi) suspended from a length of flexible material held in the hand and swung in circular patterns. Unknown weaver, iwi (tribe) unknown, date circa 1800-1900.

Artistic and Curatorial Process

These objects are replicas of artifacts imagined as lost, hidden or misregistered during the Museum of New Zealand's tenure in the former Museum Building on Buckle St, now occupied by Massey University's College of Creative Arts. The objects have been created through a process of drawing, digital 3D rendering, and finally printing with an Open Source 3-dimensional printer – the RepRap.

Note

This is an experimental web-exhibition, and as such is a quasi-virtual mirror of Bronwyn_Holloway-Smith's work. Her website and project page is: http://bronwyn.co.nz/projects/gifts.html

* Some text courtesy of Wikipedia, December 2009 All text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.