Hana Pera Aoake, I saw the mountain erupt (2023)
Digital video, 6 mins approx
2 May – 19 June 2023
Thinking through Morgan Godfrey's 2017 personal essay I saw the mountain erupt: A Kawerau childhood, this film considers the deep histories of maunga, geology and awa through the resilience of the local tuna (eels).
Hana Pera Aoake (Ngaati Mahuta, Ngaati Hinerangi, Ngaati Raukawa, Tainui/Waikato, Ngaati Waewae, Waitaha) is an artist based in Ōtepoti Dunedin.