SENSE OF A STRANGER
Sense of a Stranger
The Performance Arcade
Wellington, New Zealand
1 - 4 March 2018
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
8 - 11 March 2018
Sense of a Stranger is an interactive performance installation.
A wall of many openings, where arms reach, beckon, wait. Inviting passersby to interact, to hold hands, play a game of paper scissors rock, give a high five, receive a hug. It offers a held space for members of the public to connect with another person, to share a small moment of touch, play a game, and to remind each other of their own human-ness.
"Watching this all day, I see nothing but delight as tourists and Kiwis touch the hands, attempt to engage with them as if they themselves are the full-bodied people attached to them but invisible to view." - Amelia Jones, The Live Press
Directed by Olivia Mahood
Co-produced by Poppy Serano
Performer Co-ordination by Rachel Baker
Performed by Virginia Kennard, Debbie Fish, Jenny McArthur, along with 20+ volunteer performers
Supported by the Wellington City Council Public Art Fund, Expressions Gallery and generous donors.