PORCELAINTOY Hannah McDougall talks with some fresh talent to be seen in the Live Music Series in The Performance Arcade 2013. Porcelaintoy is a richly evocative and innovative musical collaboration between Elizabeth De la Rey (vocals/guitar/piano) and Emile De la Rey (electronics). Their song-driven sound assimilates aspects of a number of eclectic musical traditions, ranging … Continue reading

walk… walk into a shipping container… walk nowhere… walk time…walk on…walk… A surprising journey of patterns, pacing, individual and collective effort unfolds as personal and public experiences gather momentum one foot after another. Australian artist Mick Douglas walks the duration of the Performance Arcade festival in the wondrous distances of a shipping container. Douglas makes … Continue reading


ENSURING EVERYBODY HAS EVERYTHING THEY NEED __ Hannah McDougall talks with man of many talents, David Goldthorpe, about his role in The Performance Arcade, and what it means to be an independent artist. What is your involvement in the Arcade? I’m working on the arcade as a production manager, and so my role is scheduling, … Continue reading


A VERY WHOLESOME EVENT _ Hannah McDougall talks with girl-in-the-know, Music Programmer Anna Edgington, about her involvement in the Performance Arcade 2013. What is your role in the Arcade? I am the music programmer. It involves finding bands who would be interested in what the Arcade stands for, and who are sonically wonderful, interesting and … Continue reading

PA2013 Interview #12

CALLING ALL EMOTICONS! Anna Hunt is inviting everyone to join her work Emoticons. For five seconds or five hours, you can join this ‘frozen flash mob’ of live mannequins. All it takes is putting a paper bag on your head… Hannah McDougall talks with artist and designer Anna Hunt about her interactive installation in The … Continue reading


1000 WHITE TEACUPS Hannah McDougall talks with performance designers Mathilde Polmard & Margarita Ianev about their two works featured in The Container Series and The Waterfront Series, for The Performance Arcade 2013. What will you be presenting in the Arcade? This year we are presenting two new works: a one-off culinary event called Cooking Class … Continue reading


THE DECEASED AIRMAN’S ADULT DAUGHTER   Hannah McDougall talks with artist Sally J Morgan, about her performance installation featured in The Container Series for the Performance Arcade 2013.  This new work is the latest episode in a series of works exploring memory, grief and guilt through durational performance and installation.   “I’m doing a work … Continue reading


BLIND NAVIGATIONS Hannah McDougall talks with Beth Sometimes about her exciting and almost treacherous journey as ‘The Blind Sailor’, featured in The Waterfront Series of The Performance Arcade 2013. What does your performance involve? I’ll be rolling around with a couple of different ‘roving’ performances kind of loosely labelled “the blind sailor” – that’ll be … Continue reading


BLACK CITY LIGHTS  Black City Lights (Calum Robb and Julia Catherine Parr) make pop music with a dark twist. Defined as ‘chill wave’, this slick producer and vocalist duo emerged on the scene a year ago with their acclaimed debut EP Parallels and have been awarded NZ On Air grants for follow-up music videos and … Continue reading


URBANTRAMPER: THE ELECTRIC UTOPIA Andy Hoy (drums/midi triggers) Lake (vocals/bass/midi fighter) Phil Jones (keys/backing vocals/midi triggers) Hannah McDougall talks with Lake from Urbantramper, about their performance in the Live Music Series, featured in the Performance Arcade 2013. What will you be doing in The Performance Arcade? We’ll be performing a bunch of new songs from … Continue reading