Wild New Zealand

Wild New Zealand – Lee Rapira Assemblage 2018

Wild New Zealand is about having complete access to native New Zealand on tap. An unadulterated measure of pure vitality. But the assumed free-for-all raises questions. Is it as simple as that? Can we take from a resource without question and is there enough for everyone and everything? What are the limits and what happens when the Wild New Zealand tap runs dry.

Wild New Zealand and Tap


This work relates to Marcel Duchamp and his use of ready-mades and also to Andy Goldsworthy who does Environmental Art (as seen below).


Fig 3. Duchamp, M. (1917) Fountaine Retrieved from:

Fig 4. Goldsworthy, A – Water drawn on river boulder, Woody Creek, Colorado, Retrieved: https://www.artsy.net/artwork/andy-goldsworthy-water-drawn-on-river-boulder-woody-creek-colorado-august-2006