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Tasman Sea Arawhata Rd - Arawhata Rd Mt Taranaki - Arawhata Rd Tasman Sea, South Taranaki, Waitangi Day 2009, Aotearoa from Alex Monteith on Vimeo.

Performance in which two Landrovers in convoy drove the Arawhata Rd from the sea to the termination of the road at the base of Mt Taranaki and back to the Tasman sea. Video was also recorded simultaneously and comprise and dual-channel video installation.

Local Time | Waitangi Day | Taranaki

 

Year: 2009

 

Medium: Performance & video

 

Three events were staged on Waitangi Day, Feb 6 2009.

 

1. 12.00-3.00pm 6 Feb 2008, Parihaka, Taranaki, Local Time

 

A three hour event of kai & korero at Parihaka for SCANZ Raranga Tangata participants. (Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand two-week digital media residency for artists and curators). Te Miringa Hohaia (Taranaki Tuturu / Taranaki Whaanui) and Local Time hosted a meeting with food at Parihaka. The meeting came together at the site of the Parihaka Peace Festival where the SCANZ group of international digital media artists could eat and spend time at the historically significant site of Parihaka with Te Miringa Hohaia, the founder of the Parihaka Peace Festival.

 

2. 2.45pm-3.15pm 

Parihaka to Cape Egmont Rd to Parihaka with two Tino Rangatiratanga Flags and two Land Rovers, Waitangi Day 2009 

Performance with two Landrovers and Tino Rangitiratanga flags, Parihaka, Taranaki, 6th Feb 2009.

Performance in which two Landrovers in convoy drove the roads from Parihaka Pa, leaving from outside Te Pae Pae Marae, to Cape Egmont (the most western point on the North Island) and back to Parihaka. Video was also recorded simultaneously from each vehicle as documentation.

 

3. 8.00-9.00pm 6 Feb 2009, Tasman Sea Arawhata Rd - Arawhata Rd Mt Taranaki - Arawhata Rd Tasman Sea, South Taranaki, Aotearoa.

Performance with two Landrovers and Tino Rangitiratanga flags, Arawhata Rd, Taranaki, 6th Feb 2009.

Performance in which two Landrovers in convoy drove the Arawhata Rd from the sea to the termination of the road at the base of Mt Taranaki and back to the Tasman sea. Video was also recorded simultaneously from each vehicle as documentation for video installation.