Kia ora koutou Letting Space friends,
We are looking for programming performance ideas /works for Open Plan, the party we’re having November 3 in Wellington (go to https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/Crowd/Details/531 to secure a place before October 28) - it's a chance for you to share short or small creative contributions that can slot within and/or work within a party atmosphere - in any media. Your ideas need to be with us by end of next Wednesday 26 Oct. It's not a paid gig - but a way for us to swap creative gifts - and we will programme ideas based on what we can fit in where. Ideas to email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org
Some parameters: We can make provision for short performances but we would love a range of work in unexpected places working unexpected ways. So the ideas could work in tandem with people there to hang out and catch up with each other. Think the opposite of a seated performance. Your contribution could for example involve handing something out, empowering the drinks trolley, performing an action, or doing something sporadically throughout the night. Equally you could draw people around you for a short period. Your contribution could also be a static image or object - we have wallspace and some wall light boxes.
There are a number of interesting spaces in the car park and alleyway outside the venue - which is glassed-in so these sites are viewable also from inside. This area is lit by floodlights at night. You should feel free to visit the site in Forrester Lane, the Sustainability Trust to see it out.
It's not all about parties. We're running a talk at City Gallery on the same day looking at what public art might mean now in New Zealand:
MAKING DREAMS REALTY - A FREE TALK AT 3-5PM, NOVEMBER 3, CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON
What is public art in 2012 in New Zealand? We'd like to suggest that Letting Space has helped to topple the permanent sculpture off its plinth along with other great projects.
This is a rare chance to hear about the collective work of three independent New Zealand public art projects that have made an impact over the past three years:
Sophie and Mark will discuss the Letting Space trajectory from utilising the refuse of the 2008 financial crash toward the exploration of community service.
Christchurch guests Coralie Winn and Ryan Reynolds from Gap Filler will look at the past and future series of projects that aim to temporarily activate vacant sites within Christchurch, to make for a more interesting, dynamic and vibrant city following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
Sam Trubridge will survey the vanguard Performance Arcade: an annual installation of shipping containers outside Te Papa (and this year in Auckland) that serve as a temporary community and venue for installations to engage passers-by in performance, live art and digital media.