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Felicity Moore & Miriam Ludbrook: Possum Tracks
September 27, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - October 23, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Opening in the Vernacular Lounge as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival
Saturday 27 September 2 – 3.30pm
Possum Tracks, a mixed media installation by digital artist Felicity Moore and sound designer Miriam Ludbrook, acquaints Aucklanders with the arrival of the Brushtail possum in New Zealand. It looks at the devastating effects of their introduction by Acclimatisation Societies, the decimation of many thousands of hectares of native bush and forest, the predation of native birds and the spread of bovine TB to livestock.
The artists’ aim is to show what can be learnt about the natural history of New Zealand/Aotearoa and the effects of introduced species on the environment. The installation involves time-motion imaging of possums destroying native flora, a sound and animation installation which details effects on bird-life since their introduction. It encourages respect for and preservation of our heritage for future generations.