Lemi Ponifasio, Tempest Without A Body

Te Papa’s Toi Art is next year presenting MAU: House of Night and Day, a major installation by renowned director, choreographer and multidisciplinary artist Lemi Ponifasio.

As founding director of MAU, the international theatre and creative forum, Lemi creates large-scale productions and installations that have pioneered a radical approach to art crossing boundaries of ceremony, philosophy, culture, activism and performance.

In this new installation, Lemi transforms Te Papa’s Toi Art gallery into an immersive live stage that acknowledges more than 30 years of MAU projects.

Central to MAU: House of Night and Day is a new ritual performance based on Lagimoana, which Lemi created for the 56th International Venice Art Biennale 2015 curated by the late Okwui Enwezor.

 The installation runs from February 24 - June 7 2020.