Time was in the buoyancy of my youth, Aotearoa NZ had almost nothing for people to do of an evening. But now, o how life has changed.
The Idea Collective at MOTAT launched stunning new work this July 2016.
Go play with their 3-D printer, or create games on consoles in the geodesic dome.
Walk the illuminated ramp into other visual worlds.
Find out how artists respond to advances in wine-making, school lunches, and the human eye's mysteries.
Murals move within the images.
Where the 60s took us, and it's more than fine. Inspired glorious.
In the cinema room, SoccerPractise played their electronic punk dance music.
More moods than a roomful of youth in any weather. Visuals and sounds as original as nature.
Soccerpractise online too, click and listen. Windfall. Dancey.
Formed from Moppy a while back, SoccerPractise named by a savvy seven year old.
They're recently returned from an Aotearoa New Zealand-wide tour, 2016.
Stay in their magic circle of fun and wonder.
Haere Mai E Tama. A cicada-fest of clicking to this music.
This visual bursts, looking like a whole bunch of crazy money behind Geneva Alexander-Marsters as she sings, "city of sails," in Windfall, or is it "city of sales"- song they dedicated to a family friend real estate agent. Dosh josh.
Kim Newall operating visuals from his portable laboratory of optic puzzles and tricks. Enter the mystery here.
Vocalist, song-writer, actor, designer Geneva Alexander-Marsters wearing light and shade from the VJ.
Thomas Philip Burton master of button-pushing marvellousness, intuition manifested in such sounds, expanded, inquiring, determined, dancing....
Leo Horgan with this axe slicing through silence, better cuts and chops, wackawacka ready machine of beauty and mean fun, you know. Questions answered.
Afterwards at The Watercooler, talk and that - Note to Former Self. Admissions, confessions, arrows aimed for some apples once eaten or picked, and targets met or...?
The Studio Theatre, upstairs in The Basement Theatre, Tamaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Here people talk about what matters, splats, rats, and get that. More of this, please, Basement Theatre.
True stories in the flesh, breath and laughter, some shocks, by Geneva Alexander-Marsters, George Fenwick, and Emily Miller-Sharma. Hosted by Alice Snedden, whose dry wit smouldered and sparked and Anna Bracewell-Worrall guest produced the show.
SoccerPractise here too. Downstairs Bar - Basement Theatre.
Travelling, ravelling, it's a style life.
Enough words, here's the eye banquet.
All photographs Raewyn Alexander.
I've submitted an idea, could speak soon at The Watercooler at The Basement Theatre soon - Punk Rocker Tells All - about the days when Auckland yoof, (about twenty of us anyway), had nothing to do but dress in our best tatty rags and bondage, then go make a fuss in a stupid fast food restaurant.
How we changed the world.
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