District Rangipo

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"Filmed at the Rangio Desert (the base of Mt Ruapehu) the artist walks, runs and dances along the border of the military training ground. In a non-violent battle, vogue dancing acts as a new language to try to disrupt the use of the landscape and engage with it in a way that transforms. Inspired by the writings of Zac Blas tet Gay Bombs, the artist performs as a solider in an attempt to mis-use technology originally created for military purposes. This is a performance of resistance, with the hopes for queerness claiming space in the future." - Artist Statement

Credits: 

Music: Leaping Tiger, Max Pirit
Costume designer: Nayan Patel