At first sight this is a magnificent spectacle. A flight of seabirds diving into the water and picking up something sparkly with which to embellish their nests. But it soon transpires that this is the insides of a videocassette. Every day Lemi Ponifasio is filled with concern when he sees how the natural environment between the east coast of Asia and the western United States is slowly turning into a huge dump for plastic rubbish. Ponifasio comes from the Samoan Islands in the Pacific, but now lives in New Zealand. In his homeland he is regarded as an authoritative figure with the allure of a shaman. He founded his MAU company in 1995, naming it after the independence movement of the same name ('mau' means revolution). At a time of heightened debate on global warming, Ponifasio asks the question whether there is actually still hope for harmony between the world of humans and nature. 'Birds with Skymirrors' is a tacit, choreographic reflection on our relationship with nature. A ritual and poetic evocation in which bodies, like semaphores, warn us of the growing mutilation/ corruption of our planet.