In August 2015, my sister, her partner and I hiked into Rangiwahia Hut in the Ruahine Ranges, with the hope of going skiing. During the 1930's, the Rangiwahia Ski Club Inc. constructed a rope tow for skiers, which fell into disrepair during WWII. Excited by the prospect of exploration, we arrived to find very little snow. In resistance to the residual romantic notions of the landscape, this work gives insight into the mundane aspects of supposedly exciting things, by offering a subtle normalisation of spending time in the hills.

5min HD single channel moving image with sound

  • 2016, Te Manawa Museum of Art Science and History, Palmerston North