The theme of living fearlessly is the key to how Mumu live’s his life, creating pieces of art that move from one state of being to another, working from a place of unknown, breaking through fear to find a place of peace which is essential for continued spiritual growth.
A Purerehua is a Taonga Pūoro that directly connections us as humans to te taiao (the natural world) through sound. Purerehua are used for karakia (prayer, incantations), to connect from Papatūānuku (the earth mother) to the Ngā Atua (many gods) that live/reside above the earth, they can be used to invoke rain, and for spiritual practices, and they can be worn on the body as a pendant.
Mumu Moore is a Wellington based artist and film maker. Within storytelling and cultural practice, he creates dynamic and emotional films, constructing artworks to nourish his connection to whakapapa and enrich his way of living. Through this practice, he strengthens a higher connection to the atua (gods) that surround us all. Mumu works within the digital world, combining his love of film, photography and video editing to make poetic films. While also working with rakau (wood) to create Taonga Pūoro mainly purerehua (bull roarers).