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This item is a video clip. It was created by an unknown creator on or around the date 1998.
This performance-based film could potentially be filed under 'Pasifika tribal fusion'. Cinematographer Waka Attewell (Starlight Hotel, Poi-E) captures the talents of percussion group Strike (including then long-haired composer Gareth Farr) and choreographer/dancer Mika. Attewell’s camera circles a furnace of Strike drummers, framed by harakeke and toi toi flowers. The title translates as ‘beautiful fire’. At the core of the elemental imagery — fire, rain — is Mika, whose body (dressed by Paci...
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