A durational performance work, becoming boulder was presented at SCANZ2015:water*peace. Gestures of blending in were used as a strategy to establish empathy between various live material bodies at the confluence of the Huatoki Stream and the Tasman Sea: the stream waters, the sea tides, the sand, the boulders and my own human body.
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Fractions of time in Motion by Ingrid van Amsterdam is an experimental attempt to capture time, or rather the illusion of time, by the clapping of hands immersed in flowing river water, challenging our relationship with time/space/ matter.According to scientists Alan Guth: “We should be able to create an entirely new universe”, and Burt Ovrut: […]
Words for Water by Tracey Benson is an evolving project that explores notions of place and its connections to culture, language and the environment by evoking words, stories and images related to the subject of water. The project utilises a range of media including video, soundscapes, photography, augmented reality and installation to create meditative works […]
This video uses footage from the Vanuatu Women’s Water Music DVD (available from Wantok Musik – www.wantokmusik.org). The Aotearoa New Zealand launch of the DVD took place at SCANZ2015:water*peace. The video, edited for SCANZ by Scott Wallis, played as part of the Riverside Cinema series – projected over the Huatoki Stream.
Alternative energy pioneer Allan Giddy exhibited two works at SCANZ2015. The first was the night time projection of Night swimmer onto a small stream in Pukekura Park. The second, England Expects … (Aotearoa) 2014-15 was installed on the foreshore by the Huatoki outlet. The installation is solar powered, and uses three mics on the tips of fishing lines – which turns them into aeolian harps (which are blown by the wind). The audio created is mixed with the UK weather forecast, and a recorded response by violinist Alison Blunt of the London Improvisers Orchestra. A special implementation of England Expects … (Aotearoa) 2014-15 at SCANZ involved waiata sung by Jo Tito, connecting the specific location to the British influences in the work.
Lee Joachim of the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation Skyped into SCANZ 2015:water and peace to talk with participants. Renita Glencross of Ethos Global, an Aboriginal advocacy organisation also attended SCANZ in the first week. SCANZ 2015 also saw the first involvement of Pacific peoples at SCANZ, with the presence of two participants from Vanuatu – Sandy Sur and Prim Rose Wari; along with the first representation of Inuit peoples with Jesse Tungilik and Stacey Aglok MacDonald of the Nunavut people. Intercreate is seeking further engagement with indigenous groups worldwide.
Following are in depth descriptions of the works to be presented on the first night of SCANZ 2015 International Celebration of Water and Peace. On Friday 30th January between 9pm and 11pm, the artist will present their work. Additional projects will also be presented on the evening. The core group exhibiting and their projects as […]
Four artists will present video projects at night in Pukekura Park, starting 9pm on Friday 30th January on the Boat Shed Lawn. The evening runs until 11pm. The evening commences the SCANZ 2015 International Celebration of Water and Peace, with events starting at the Huatoki Plaza on Saturday 31st of January and Sunday 1st February […]
Intercreate.org, Te Matahiapo Indigenous Research Organisation, Creative New Zealand and the Western Institute of Technology at Taranki are honoured to host two Nunavut (Canadian Inuit) artists to the SCANZ residency: Jesse Tungilik and Stacey Aglok MacDonald. They will attend the SCANZ2015:water*peace international celebration of water and peace in Nga Motu New Plymouth from January 17th […]
Above is a link to the radio interview of Jo Tito, Jesse Tungilik, Stacey Aglok MacDonald and Nina Czegledy who were in Nga Motu New Plymouth attending Scanz 2015:water and peace.