What if Climate Change was Purple?
Acclaimed Kāi Tahu choreographer, dancer, and video artist Louise Potiki Bryant is creating the performance ‘Te Taki o te Ua/The Sound of Rain’, in collaboration with composer Paddy Free, and Kāi Tahu singer/songwriter/taonga pūoro player Ariana Tikao. The artists will receive mentorship from Dr Daniel Hikuroa, a scientist who specialises in mātauranga Māori, as well as earth systems and fresh water scientist, Dr Mike Joy. The central kaupapa is to bring awareness to the impacts of climate change particularly in Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island) in the takiwā (regions) of Kāi Tahu and broader awareness to the pollution of waterways. (There are a number of stages to this project that include a video work).
Left – Louise Potiki-Bryant. Image credit: Jinki Cambronero
Centre – Dr Daniel Hikuroa. Image credit: supplied by Dr Hikuroa
Right – Dr Mike Joy. Image credit: supplied by Dr Joy