LESS OBVIOUS PERFORMANCE EVENTS

LESS OBVIOUS PERFORMANCE EVENTS

Collaboration with Long Cloud Youth Theatre

Wellington, New Zealand

30-31 July, 6-7, 13-14 August 2022

Less Obvious Performance Events is a series of ten public performances created in collaboration with Long Cloud Youth Theatre.

THE BUOYS
Bond Street shipping container

The Buoys is an interactive performance installation.

Three performers, dressed in fishing gear and seated on camping chairs. They hold fishing rods with signs hooked to the end of the fishing lines that read ‘Fishing for Compliments’, inviting passersby to compliment and be complimented.
 

ART OF REFLECTION 
Made Marion shop window

Art of Reflection is an interactive performance installation.

Two artists stand behind a shop window, drawing what they see on the glass. Slowly layering their impression of the buildings across the street, parked cars and the passersby who stop to watch and interact.

DEPARTMENT OF ASTROTURF

Te Ngākau Civic Square

Department of Astroturf is a durational public performance.

Four performers wearing backpack vacuum cleaners vacuum the large patch of artificial grass in Te Ngākau Civic Square.

"I've worked here for three years and I've never seen them cleaning it before." - Security guard

 

LIBER COMMENTATIO

Te Awe Library

Liber Commentatio is an interactive 1:1 experience.

One by one, participants take a seat opposite the 

THE ORACLE

Bond Street shipping container

The Oracle is an interactive 1:1 experience.

Participants are invited to take a seat opposite the Oracle and ask a question. The Oracle responds by selecting a sentence from a book, which is then interpreted into the semblance of an answer by the Oracle's three stewards.

GAME OF CARDS

Bond Street shipping container

Game of cards is an interactive 1:1 experience.

Participants are invited to step into a living room and join the performers in a game of cards and a conversation. The cards are blank - the performers devise and teach the rules as they go.

THE WINTER SUNBATHER

Te Ngākau Civic Square

The Winter Sunbather is an interactive durational performance.

Four performers, thermals layered under their swimwear, lay out their sun loungers in the mid-winter sun. They are rarely able to settle for long, as the sun dips further behind the surrounding buildings, they are constantly on the move in search of sunlight and relaxation.

EVENTUALITIES

113 Taranaki Street

Eventualities is a durational movement installation.

The company of performers steadily, eventually, build a unique, and constantly shifting landscape of movement and play.

WRITERS ROOM

Te Ngākau Civic Square

Writers Room is an interactive public performance.

A sped-up interpretation of the writing process. Participants are invited to feed in prompts to the writer, who writes non-stop. Every 5 minutes the editors take the writer's words and edit them into poem or prose, building a collection of writing from across the length of the performance.

DINNER TIME

Made Marion shop window

Dinner Time is a durational performance installation.

Watch through the window as one performer eats themselves into a web of red yarn and a mess of red food.

Created in collaboration between Long Cloud Youth Theatre and O+P Works.

 

Directed by Ben Ashby, Olivia Mahood and Poppy Serano

Devised and Performed by Anna Gilmour, Caitlin Green, Ethan Hahunga, Fabronia Toma, Grace Hancox, Jarrod Wilson, Jesse Marshall, Kate Laidler, Niamh O'Brien, Niamh Ryan, Rebecca Lester, Sam Wahlers, Simran Rughani + Sylvie Pease

Stage Management by Marshall Rankin and Lisa Swinbanks

Costumes for 'The Oracle' by Anne-Lisa Noordover

Assistant Directed by Victoria Gilmour

Production Assistance by Nick Rowell

Supported by Creative New Zealand, Te Auaha, Urban Dream Brokerage, and Wellington City Council.

 

Special Thanks to Anya Tate-Manning, Hannah Clarke, Stella Reid, Jason Muir, BATS Theatre, Made Marion, Lisa Swinbanks, Samuel Austin, Ella Gilbert, Arlo Gibson.