5 Jul 2015

Unnaming a glacier

From Standing Room Only, 1:30 pm on 5 July 2015

Jeff Mahuika and Sasha Huber after the karakia symbolically unnaming the Agassiz Glacier Photo by Tom Hoyle
Jeff Mahuika (Kāti Māhaki, Poutini Kāi Tahu) and Sasha Huber after the karakia, symbolically unnaming the Agassiz Glacier. Photo by Tom Hoyle

Sasha Huber is travelling the world, unnaming things named after nineteenth century Swiss-born naturalist and glaciologist Louis Agassiz.

Her latest unnaming ceremony has been held in New Zealand, at the former Agassiz Glacier, between the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers on the West Coast. Ngāi Tahu representatives accompanied Sasha and her film crew to the area for the ceremony.

Sasha Huber is in Wellington on an artist's residency and her trip is part of a long term international project called Demounting Agassiz. Sasha's exhibit Agassiz Down Under will show at Te Whare Hēra gallery.

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