Part of the programme includes a selection of videos made by local live video artists and VJs - who predominantly deliver their original artwork as live and or remixed visuals during festivals, concerts and in other performance events. Thus this showcase of work is a very special opportunity for audiences to view a range of exciting media delivered outside of their normal screening contexts. Curated and remixed in a series of seasons by The Wanderer Productions as a homage to the adaptability of the performance led visuals community. Read more about the artist below.
In addition,at the start of each hour daily, Bledisloe Bebop brings an Aotea Square rooftop icon to ground level. Commissioned by the New Zealand Government in 1956, Guy Ngan’s mosaic tile frieze sits quietly on the rooftop of Bledisloe House. In 2018 the work was documented by Auckland Council-commissioned drones under the instruction of artist Bronwyn Holloway-Smith. In this new work, Holloway-Smith pairs these images with a New Zealand jazz soundtrack from the era, in a lively dance that highlights the extraordinary detail and playfulness of Ngan’s frieze. Read more about the artist below.
Plus, join artist Bronwyn Holloway-Smith at Artspace Aotearoa at 6pm on Wednesday 14 October to hear more about the making of Bledisloe Bebop, and other public artworks by Guy Ngan.