Chirag Jindal

Into The Underworld / Ngā Mahi Rarowhenua explores the lava caves in Auckland. The caves are unique to the volcanic region, and are considered wāhi tapu (sacred) by the local Māori people. Through exercises in mapping, archiving and revealing, the work takes an empirical approach to bring something fictionalised into the domain of public visibility, highlighting something to be recognised, preserved and managed as a shared heritage.

Credit: Into The Underworld / Ngā Mahi Rarowhenua. Terrestrial LiDAR Scan; Latex Print on Acrylic Lightbox. 60cm H x 6cm D x various L(60cm, 125cm, 175cm & 300cm). Courtesy of the artist.