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Shared Lines Collective: Sora-Ami

Shared Lines Collective: Sora-Ami

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  • Wed 18 Oct ’17, 10:00am
  • Thu 19 Oct ’17, 1:00am
  • Fri 20 Oct ’17, 1:00am
  • Sat 21 Oct ’17, 1:00am
  • Sun 22 Oct ’17, 1:00am
  • Mon 23 Oct ’17, 1:00am
  • Tue 24 Oct ’17, 1:00am


Wellington Waterfront, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Shared Lines

Japanese fishing nets cast towards the sky.

Shared Lines: Wellington brings two specimens of Sora-Ami (Kinitting the Sky) made by Japanese artist Yasuaki Igarashi in collaboration with communities from around Eastern Japan in the three years following the Shiogama earthquake and tsunami in 2011. One of the large-scale fishing nets will be installed rising out of Whairepo Lagoon, Wellington Waterfront, while the second will call out across the water from Frank Kitts Park.

The origin of Sora-Ami is a voyage made by the artist after the Eastern Japanese Earthquake and an encounter with a fisherman living on Miyakejima – a volcanic island in the Pacific located 180km south of Tokyo that cyclically erupts about once every 20 years. Here, the artist learned how to knit fishing nets. Since the encounter in June 2011, Yasuaki has brought people together “to knit” in nine different locations throughout Japan.

The official launch of Sora Ami is 10am Wednesday 18 October outside Te Wharewaka o Poneke. The installation will be up for one week only so don't miss out!

Shared Lines Collective will be installing Sora-Ami as part of the weeklong event that includes:
- Symposium - Adam Auditorium (City Gallery Wellington): 5:30pm Tuesday 17 October
- Exhibition Opening - Thistle Hall, upper Cuba Street: 5:30pm Wednesday 18 October
- Artist Discussion Evening – Thistle Hall: 5:30pm Thursday 19 October
- Performance Evening – Thistle Hall: 5:30pm Friday 20 October

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