THE CONTAINER SERIES 2014

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EUREKA II
Amy Miller and Daniel Cruden (NZ)
An overflowing bathtub provides an invitation for a sensorial experience in the Arcade environment. Passers by strip off to relax in the hot water, which falls in the space below.

With support from EAT, PlaceMakers, Hutt Gas & Plumbing Systems, El Gas, Tuatara, and  Dave Lee Plumbing

WALKING THROUGH WALLS
Didier Morelli (Canada)
The artist attempts to carry out the physically challenging action of walking through a shipping container’s walls. This work is an act in which the stage is the everyday, the obstacle is a wall, and the test subject is the artist.

Sponsored by International Programme Sponsors Bolton Hotel

HELP US CHANGE OUR IMAGE
The End Ltd (Barbarian Productions, NZ)
Fearing lack of engagement with the youth, two Grim Reapers take time out from their usual business for an ‘outreach initiative’, canvassing public perception of their organisation, generating wider conversation around themes of organizational change, personal growth and mortality.

Funded by Wellington City Council Public Art Fund
http://www.barbarian.co.nz/helpuschange

THE FREIGHT
Kasia Pol with Russell Scoones (NZ)
Eight stacked containers divided by two intersecting narrow corridors create a powerful ‘temporary monumental landmark’ for the city. The work offers a range of experiences through responses to the scale and architectural physicality of the installation, as well as performance within.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGRMJt6991I Funded by Creative New Zealand

BOXER
Jacqueline Wilson (NZ)

Dancer/choreographer Wilson teams up with prodigious NZ film‐maker Florian Habicht on this powerful video work about domestic confinement and isolation.
With Support from Veni Vidi Vici

THE CARRIAGE
Mick Douglas (Australia)
A man packs and unpacks a shipping container. He works the movement of boxes, things, elements, people and situations. Leakage is constant, entanglement is inevitable. This intimate work transforms over the duration of the Arcade. All is in carriage.

With support from International Programme Sponsor Bolton Hotel

THE JOY PROJECT
Binge Culture (Wellington)
The Joy Project opened its doors for members of the public to contribute to its research into joy. Participants were lead through the clinic by experts, who evaluated and elicited from each person one unit of authentic Joy.

Supported by Creative NZ Creative Communities
http://www.bingeculture.co.nz/the-joy-project.html

MATTER MATTERS
MOM (NZ)
Matter/Earth + Energy/Work + Plan/Design = Field/Space

Earth is worked with human energy into blocks, seats, benches, and spaces for people to inhabit. Each block becomes a node in a network, connecting the arcade of shipping containers and performances to the public realm; earth slowly starts to occupy.

FALLING WATER
Debbie Fish (NZ)
Falling Water invites you to play. A thin stream of water keeps running from above, while the water level remains constant. Touch the water, step into the catchment. The continuous stream raises questions of where our water is coming from, where it goes and if it can possibly last forever.

Supported by Creative NZ Creative Communities

THE CIRCUMSTANCE OF DESIRE
Sally J Morgan (NZ)
A fragile sculptural installation that echoes industrial landscapes and invites careful participation from its audience. A multitude of miniature workers inhabit a pristine city-edge and the audience must make decisions which affect its development.

A WORLD PREMIERE
Monolith (NZ)
Over five days, The Monolith (Andrew Simpson and Uther Dean) will present the complete creation of a theatrical work – from the generation of the idea through to a finished public performance. No element will be hidden. Nothing will be prepared. Something will happen. Five days. Four acts. Three ideas. Two performances. One monolith.

PHARMAKOS
Touch Compass Dance Company (NZ)
Choreographer Suzanne Cowan and dancer Emilia Rubio take a playful look at how we fetishize vulnerability. Through the lens of disability and sexuality they subvert terms like ‘wheelchair bound’ and transform them into playgrounds of suspended meaning and desire. Inspired by the art of Shibari (Japanese rope tying) a web of tension and transcendence is built.
With support from Creative New Zealand
http://www.touchcompass.org.nz/

LIVING LUMEN
Tori Gibbs (NZ)
Bioluminescence is cold light emission from living organisms. This performance piece mimics the wave motion that activates this natural phenomenon. A table of water invites the audience to connect with the work, creating waves in the ripple pool that slosh over the confined sides.

1000 FACELESS EYES STARE BACK
Pegi Amundsen-Marshall (USA)
This installation invites you to play both audience and performer. Choose your background, Chaffers Marina or Te Papa Tongarewa Museum then take your position because the camera is watching. Come challenge your understanding of the relationship between actor and audience; see and discover yourself for yourself.

With support from International Programme Sponsor Bolton Hotel

THE WINE PROJECT
Java
Dance Company (NZ)
The history of a wine’s creation is captured in the taste and texture of the wine. Come and capture with us, the taste and texture of a burgeoning civilisation at the beginning of discovery. Steal a moment with the weaving of vines, the science of fermentation, and heady bacchanalian indulgence. 

http://www.javadancecompany.co.nz/in-development

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