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Local Time | Boil Up | Artspace | Rirkrit Tiravanija

Local Time | Boil Up | Artspace | Rirkrit Tiravanija


Year: 2008


Medium: Performance with kai, korero and waiata


Artspace | Rikrit Tiravanija | magazine station no. 5 | Boil up 6 Sept


Tiravanija called for communities to use the Artspace site as part of his magazine station no.5 solo project at Artspace in 2009 (link).

Boil up as a three hour community meeting with welcome, waiata (song), korero (talk) and kai (boil up). Main kai (food) contributions were a Titi (mutton-bird) boil-up from Natalie Robertson, pork boil-up Dion Hitchins and a boil up from Michelle Lee.


The boil-up was an open food and discussion event with an open floor for talk and the formalities used Maori protocols entirely. Barry Soutar and the Porou Ariki Kapahaka group discussed upcoming events of significance for the Ngati Porou community - particularly the upcoming Re-enactment of the Retun of the C-coy of the Maori Battalion & book launch of Nga Tama Toa The price of Citizenship by Monty Soutar (link)



Kapahaka group Porou Ariki

Kai and logistics: Local time members Natalie Robertson, Alex Monteith Jon Bywater. Additional cooking and prep from Lawrence Makoare.