Kiri is a inter-disciplinary performance work made in a collaboration between choreographer/dancer/video artist Louise Potiki Bryant and clay artist Paerau Corneal with music by Paddy Free. Kiri is informed by the whakapapa of clay and Hine-ahu-one (the first woman formed from earth). With Kiri we explore the integrity of clay in a pre-ceramic state and our awareness of the world through our skin and our sense of touch. With Kiri the texture of our skin is likened to that of a landscape - the skin being the biggest organ of the body and clay being the skin of our planet. Kiri is a work devised with a particular whakaahua dance practice known as Kiri tai / Kiri wai. Moving from the under-surface of the skin where the skin meets the interior body (Kiri wai) and also moving from where the skin meets the outer world (Kiri tai). Kiri tai is the epidermis.