Here's a great pic by photographer and ace Letting Space communications officer Gabrielle McKone of the artist Colin Hodson at the opening of his work The Market Testament, on Monday night.
Like any shameless media outlet we also use this 'artist as personality' image to excitedly introduce to you a new component of Colin's project, a website http://themarkettestament.squarespace.com/.
Here you’ll find a webcam trained day and night on 139 The Terrace in the Wellington CBD. The webcam looks down Grey Street, from a window in the Museum of Wellington City and Sea (the Director Brett Mason's small office window to be exact - kudos to Brett), to a building whose lighting on different level goes on and off at night according to data provided to it from the day’s trading on the stockmarket. The website also provides images of the evidence of human occupation in the recently vacated building. Here's what it looks like:
The work operates nightly until the night of Easter Monday 25 April. It can be viewed physically both on The Terrace and from below on Grey Street, nestled between the James Cook and Novotel Hotels.
Its also causing quite an interesting flurry of comments following a Dominion Post story on Tuesday. Go here to view the story and comments.
The webcam has been made possible with the assistance of the Museum of Wellington City and Sea, NZWireless and R2. Letting Space's property partner for the project is Prime Property. Our thanks also to our Letting Space intern Matilda Fraser for helping bring the website together.