Share/Cheat/Unite: Live Offsite Works

Share/Cheat/Unite features a series of live offsite commissions across Auckland. These include projects by artists Darcell Apelu, Mark Harvey, Ivan Mršić, John Vea and an ambiguous group called YOUAREHEREWEAREHERE.

Share/Cheat/Unite features a series of live offsite commissions across Auckland. These include projects by artists Darcell Apelu, Mark Harvey, Ivan Mršić, John Vea and an ambiguous group called YOUAREHEREWEAREHERE. 

 
Generation Exchange (Patea), 2016

Darcell Apelu
Generation Exchange (Patea), 2016
a walking tour of Patea
6:00-8:00 am, 24 September 2016

Darcell Apelu: Generation Exchange (Patea)

6:00-8:00 am, 24 September 2016

Join artist Darcell Apelu on a walk through the township of Patea to trace the memories of her maternal grandparents and exchange family stories and local knowledge with others. For information see the below pdf download:

Generation Exchange Patea

Darcell Apelu, Generation Exchange (Auckland), 2016

Darcell Apelu
Generation Exchange (Auckland), 2016
a walking tour from New Windsor Road to Mangere Lawn Cemetery
6:00-9:00 am, 1 October 2016

Darcell Apelu: Generation Exchange (Auckland)

6:00-9:00 am, 1 October 2016

Join artist Darcell Apelu on a walk from New Windsor Road to Mangere Lawn Cemetery to trace the memories of her paternal grandparents and exchange family stories and local knowledge with others. For information see the below pdf download:

Generation Exchange Auckland

 
John Vea, One Kiosk Many Exchanges, 2016

John Vea
One Kiosk Many Exchanges, 2016
In collaboration with Kaitiaki Taonga Taini Drummond and artists Valasi Leota-Seiuli, Sione Mafi, Newman Tumata and Jimmy Wulf.
12:00-1:00 pm, 8 October 2016
Emilia Maud Nixon Garden of Memories, 37 Uxbridge Road, Howick, Auckland
photo Amy Weng

John Vea: One Kiosk Many Exchanges

In collaboration with Kaitiaki Taonga Taini Drummond and artists Valasi Leota-Seiuli, Sione Mafi, Newman Tumata and Jimmy Wulf.

12:00-1:00 pm, 8 October 2016

Emilia Maud Nixon Garden of Memories, 37 Uxbridge Road, Howick, Auckland

One Kiosk Many Exchanges is a collaborative performance art event instigated by artist John Vea that responds to the entwined histories of the Emilia Maud Nixon Garden of Memories in Howick, Auckland. The garden was established by Nixon in 1962 to recognise the tangata whenua Ngāi Tai and the legacy of European pioneer women. Situated in the heart of Howick Village, the garden has additional significance as being a site of Māori habitation for at least 300 years and also a colonial significance for being strategic land that the British military secured through occupation by Fencible soldiers. In more recent years, the garden has been the site of change owing to a fire that damaged Te Whare o Torere and then later through the construction of a new building, Te Whare Matariki.

One Kiosk Many Exchanges seeks to create an exchange with this history through a series of performative actions within the garden using a pop-up marquee. The title for the work borrows the Turkish term 'kiosk', a word originally used to describe an open pavilion-like building to gather under, but was later used by Europeans to describe a space to serve or sell goods from. Vea brings this mixed understanding of the kiosk in relation to the complex legacy of the gardens as a place of colonisation and community, of collapse and rebuilding, and of trauma and healing.

Recognising that they are manuhiri to the garden and New Zealanders from many different cultural backgrounds, Vea and his collaborating artists will also explore what it means to be visitors responding to a site of rich local significance. They will attempt to do so by engaging with shared notions of unity, temporality, permanence and precariousness that have further significance within the wider context of Auckland's burgeoning population and growing housing shortage.

John Vea: One Kiosk Many Exchanges

 
Ivan Mršić, Kakokarangaphonia Orchestra, 2016

Ivan Mršić
Kakokarangaphonia Orchestra, 2016
a collaborative offsite performance, 12pm - 1pm, 15 October 2016
Karanga Plaza, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

Ivan Mršić: Kakokarangaphonia Orchestra

12:00 pm-1:00 pm, 15 October 2016

Karanga Plaza, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

Come and experience Ivan Mršić's Kakokarangaphonia Orchestra – an experimental sound art ensemble comprised of musicians, sound artists and enthusiasts who will play together for the first time.  This unpredictable one-hour event is guided only by a random composition, based on binary code, that the performers will then translate into improvised sounds and movement.

Through these many variables, the Kakokarangaphonia Orchestra is an attempt to gain insight into how society is not always rational and ordered but rather a patchwork of chance encounters, innovative chaos and serendipitous symphony. By combining the Greek word kako (bad or unpleasant) and the Māori word karanga (a ceremonial welcome, or to call out), Mršić also references the complex nature that sound plays in our social encounters as a vehicle for unity, discord or ingenuity.

For information on how to participate please see the pdf download below:

Open Call Kakokarangaphonia

Event info Kakokarangaphonia

 
Mark Harvey Turquoisation: For the coming storm, 2016

Mark Harvey
Turquoisation: For the coming storm, 2016
live performances, various locations and times

Mark Harvey: Turquoisation: For the coming storm

various locations and times

5:00-8:00 pm, Wednesday 12 October 2016
(In collaboration with Kraken Crumpets as part of Street ArtDego and Artweek Auckland)
Upper Khartoum Place, Auckland CBD

1:00-3:00 pm, Sunday 16 October 2016
Roaming on Queen Street and other locations, Auckland CBD

5:30-8:30pm, Friday 21 October 2016
(as part of the 2016 Whau Arts Festival: Twenty Whau Seven)
1875 Great North Road, Avondale, Auckland

Do you want change in your life? Do you want to be part of New Zealand's fastest-growing social movement? Do your turquoise levels need recharging in preparation for the coming storm? If so, be part of the solution by participating in this performance that encourages groupthink by appealing to the human willingness to follow and desire to belong.

YOUAREHEREWEAREHERE

YOUAREHEREWEAREHERE

 

YOUAREHEREWEAREHERE

various locations and times

1:15-5:00 pm, 22 October 2016
(as part of the 2016 Whau Arts Festival: Twenty Whau Seven)
Outside Salvation Kitchen, 1843 Great North Road, Avondale, Auckland

YOUAREHEREWEAREHERE is an ambiguous group that intervenes in the institutional rituals that frame socially engaged art. This collaboratively driven project specifically experiments with the promotion and reception of art through a series of online works and live events. For the online works and documentation of live events click here

 

To download the calendar as an .ics file, click here.