The location for the action is Cape Egmont in Taranaki – a sheet of printed-paper and a lone bent tree are the only props. This is an action formed at the moment of taping and repeated over and over as if in a pattern, and this pattern reinforced by the image - at once absurd and mannered. The distancing created through the theatricality of the action and the artificiality of image/sound manipulation aims to address the emotional dissonance between Pākehā and Māori counterparts over the history of land ownership and sovereignty in this particular region.


Editor/Camera/Sound: Peter Wareing