The Kiwifruit is Barbarian Productions contribution to New Zealand’s love of overly large symbols of Kiwiana – think Paeroa’s big L&P bottle. The Giant Kiwifruit is a participatory experience that gathers information from the public in a meaningful way.
You climb inside and recording technology asks the question, “what are your hopes and dreams for New Zealand?”. Answers are recorded, and later, with the participants’ permission, they are played back on the outside of the Kiwifruit. The surrounding area is a soundscape of diverse New Zealand voices, talking about their dreams for our country.