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Rena Shipping Container Disaster 2011-ongoing

Video Documentation:

Rena Shipping Container Disaster 2011-ongoing


Year: 2011


Medium: Video Installation - multiple works


In October of 2011 the shipping container vessel Rena ran aground on Astroble reef, off the Tauranga coast, Aotearoa in fair weather. Oil spills, shipping containers and debris have washed ashore along the Bay of Plenty coast over the past year. This project is a series video installations comprised of long-take documentations of the community and NZ defence force responses amidst the clean-up.



Rena Disaster, Papamoa foreshore, Defence Force and civilian response, pack-down, 16 October 2011, 8 minutes, HD, colour with stereo sound



Rena Disaster, Waihi foreshore, shipping container foreshore clean-up, 9 Jan 2012, 10 minutes, HD video, colour with stereo sound



Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga, on the occasion of the anniversary of the Rena Disaster, October 2012