THE CONTAINER SERIES 2013
The Travails of the Bomb-Aimer’s Daughter
Sally J Morgan (NZ)
An episode in a series exploring memory, grief and guilt in a durational performance installation. The spectator witnesses the labour of a deceased airman’s adult daughter. Sally J Morgan has shown in performance events across Europe, including the ICA in London.
Interrupt Collective and NOP (NZ/France)
An interactive media installation which the audience are invited to explore, perform and interact with. This year the Interrupt Collective team up with French sonic art innovators New Orchestra Practises to produce an exciting new work before taking the work to Auckland and overseas.
Lucia Lie and Nikko Hull (NZ)
An interactive oracle that assesses the public’s confessions through a system of shadow puppetry, projection, and sound to create spellbinding imagery and interactive performance. Lucia Lie created Antibodies in The Performance Arcade 2011 & 2012.
Bring a Plate
Gaby Montejo (NZ)
Your Cantabrian host attempts to make you comfortable and efficiently put you in the role of the performer. Be sure to bring a plate. Gaby Montejo is a Christchurch based, Cuban born artist who has exhibited in the USA, Japan, Australia and NZ.
Mick Douglas (Australia)
The artist hikes in his container for the duration of the Arcade. A surprising journey of patterns, pacing, individual and collective effort unfolds as personal and public experiences gather momentum one foot after another. Mick Douglas is an internationally presented artist at RMIT, Melbourne.
Above Our Heads
Margarita Ianev and Mathilde Polmard (NZ)
A cloudscape hangs in the container, made entirely from 1000 coffee cups, which creak and clink against one another in a domestic evocation of Aotearoa (The Land of the Long White Cloud) and Wellington’s volatile weather. A poetic and playful installation from Arcade new-comers.
Karaoke Stories II
Has Potential (NZ)
Karaoke and storytelling are used in an interactive performance that encourages the sharing of experiences in a playful environment. The work has been developed through presentations in Berlin in 2012 by artists Meg Rollandi and Thomas Press (Has Potential).
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