past event

Performance: Pounamu Rurawhe - Te Kore, Te Pō, Te Ao Marama

Wednesday 28 Feb 2024

Image courtesy of Pounamu Rurawhe.

Image courtesy of Pounamu Rurawhe.

Join us at 5pm Wednesday 28 February for a special performance by Pounamu Rurawhe.

Te Kore, Te Pō, Te Ao Marama

Darkness envelops the space. The vast nothingness contracts and convulses.

It swells to pull itself apart. Twists and unravels. A world of infinite nothingness. A cloak of expansive black.

At every birth the nothing became larger, longer, it stretched and expanded, lengthened and deepened, wove itself together and became stronger.

The universe is birthing itself.
Light will follow

Pounamu Rurawhe
Pounamu Rurawhe is a multidisciplinary artist, practicing in the realms of live performance, sculptural video works and movement. Their mahi is often influenced from their identity, using the body in positionality with whenua and te taiao as a foundation to honour the whakapapa of whakawahine and takataapui. Rurawhe embodies and sees the influence of performance artists, art practitioners and researchers in their work who empowered their creating including Yuki Kihara, Rosanna Raymond, Pacific Sisters, Jack Grey, Tairoa Royal, Tuui Howard, Holly Walker, Te kahureremoa Taumata, essa may ranapiri and Fafswag. Through their offerings of matauranga, Rurawhe begins to unearth purakau of our existence and birthright through movement.