Kūtere begins with a heartbeat. A single poi calling out in the space between ground and sky. Between forest and city. Between where we’ve come from and where we’re going. It is here that the poi practiced within Māoridom and the poi practiced outside of Māoridom meet.

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The Orbitar

Digital music instrument

The Orbitar is a multimedia musical instrument rooted in poi which creates live audio and visual effects. For more information or to view a TEDx talk about the Orbitar, click the link below.

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The Geometry of Poi

Video installation

Originally a 4 channel video installation created during Kate’s M.F.A., the Geometry of Poi highlights some of the beautiful shapes created while spinning poi. It has been shown around the U.S., including at the international Digital Graffiti Festival, and currently resides comfortably on YouTube.

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Stock Photos


A collection of poi images free for personal and commercial use under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).

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