Coastline Paradox was developed as part of the 2016 Wellington Asia Residency Exchange (WARE) programme. It is a multimedia installation of video and sculptural works that brings into conversation geological and cultural perceptions of changing landscapes. The exhibition is a subjective study of beach ridges uplifted by successive earthquakes at Turakirae Head Scientific Reserve located on the south coast of Wellington, Aotearoa NZ. The site is “measured” from the perspective of “visitor” and layered with personal connections and renderings. The title Coastline Paradox is a term used to describe the contradiction between the conceptual and physical presence of the land/sea border.
16mm transferred to HD video with audio, 1 min 22 secs (loop)
Untitled (Turakirae Head, Te Whanganui a Tara, Aotearoa NZ), 2016;
laser print, tracing paper, scrap polypropylene sheet, ink on postcard, pinewood, mat board, Wellington’s restless coast: changes in land and sea at Turakirae Head, Geological Society of New Zealand Guidebook, GR Stevens 1975