Waiporoporo (We're in the purple)

a performance/happening/video by Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2021 / 22

     video with soundscape by Sen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff
still of a draft of the 2-3 min video with music by Adriann Smith

These -coloured walks- began with red as the first intervention at the 2011/12 Tahora folk festival on a sheep farm in high country Taranaki, Aotearoa | New Zealand.

Inspired by this experience we set about work on "Blue". This was filmed in 2014 during a small festival KHAMA (Kaipara Hills Acoustic Music Assn) Autumn Equinox Gathering against the backdrop of the Kaipara hills.
The video "Being Blue" is still in production.

Come 2015 and it is time for "yellow" and this time the main character is the awa (river) during the inaugural GOmanawa in 2014 near Tauranga. Link to the video The Yellows

Filming was made of three green walks in 2015 and 2016 in Rotorua, the Bay of Plenty, and Kumeu, and so far I have only found time (in between various other projects) to make a 1 min: "Last call for green" (watch it on youtube)

The longer "Walk in green" with a plot is still in production.

The video "19 gay men and the throne of God," is a deviation, the men walk in matching blue, red and black.

In the meantime, Waiporoporo, a walk in purple from the top of Cuba Street, to the sea, happened on Nov 14th 2021, in Wellington, the capital of Aotearoa / New Zealand as part of Performance Art Week Aotearoa (PAWA) and this still is just a taste of what is to come.

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