AUCKLAND MUSEUM, AUCKLAND
An innovative performance installation shown in art galleries and museums, Fire In The Water, Fire In The Sky is created and directed by Mīria George and performed by Te Hau Winitana, Mapihi Kelland and Amanda Noblett.
Fire In The Water, Fire In The Sky is a modern statement of climate change and colonisation across the Pacific, an untangling of the greatest collision to have impacted Te Moana-nui-a-kiva – western imperialism.
Told through movement, ‘ura, song and theatre, Fire In the Water, Fire In The Sky is a cautionary tale of greed, destruction and big business, Fire In The Water, Fire In The Sky is a call of hope.
The installation was created in O’ahu, Hawai’i Nei in 2017 as part of Mīria’s Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer in Residency at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Kia Mau Festival 2017 marked the premiere of Fire In The Water, Fire In The Sky.
Featuring design by Cara Louise Waretini and Tony De Goldi. This work is produced by Tawata Productions.
Image Credit featuring Evotia-Rose Araiti by Rob George.