Kate van der Drift is based in Auckland and the Waikato. Her recent research is situated in the land and waters of the Hauraki Plains. An enquiry that began over five years ago as an indexical photographic investigation of the transformed whenua and fragility of the remnant wetland. Her practice has developed into a process-led approach that speculates on a more-than-representational engagement with social and ecological histories and potential future of the Hauraki Plains. Working with cameraless processes, sound recording and video as field notes.
An essay film exploring social and ecological transformation in the Hauraki Plains