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UNDERSAIL

CREATURE POST

 

A play of music and light on the hull of one of our most iconic boats.  Featuring cosmic rays, cetaceans and musical triangles.

 

Original soundtrack created by Liquid Studios

Featured music track for triangles ‘Futuro’ by Karlmarx

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SQUARE DANCE DISCOTHEQUE

PERCEPTUAL ENGINEERING

 

The ground beneath you will react to the movement of dancing with a projected techno disco dance floor.

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FORTUNE FOUNTAIN

PUCK MURPHY, CONRAD WEDDE, OLIVIER JEAN

 

"Good Luck? Bad Luck? Who Knows? 

... Make a wish , have a go!"

 

All wishes donated to charity. 

 

 

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AN INTERACTIVE EARTH

PERCEPTUAL ENGINEERING

 

An interactive work designed to show people how their actions have a direct result on the fate of our planet to encourage a sense of responsibility.

Thousands of people have enjoyed interacting with An Interactive Earth at such events as Splore, Weta Digital Christmas party, Nelson Light Festival, Pah Gallery, Dowse Art Museum, Art in the Dark and White Night.

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LIGHT FIELD

JAMES RUSSELL

 

‘Light Field’ is an immersive, atmospheric lighting installation, designed for the activation of a public space. Looming just over head-height, a series of 36 modular extruded posts, each standing at 2.5 meters high, are brought to life by a dramatic repertoire of lighting effects that range from subtle changes in colour to simulated displays of nature.

 

The installation is constructed from a series of modular extruded posts that are assembled systematically on a site-specific grid. The ‘Light Field’ created is designed to be viewed, approached and inhabited, offering a 360-degree experience that truly lets one embrace the atmosphere created. The project draws people to it and is designed to stimulate their emotions and senses.

 

Each post Is packed with programmable LED’s that are automated to create effects of superb accuracy and realism. Accompanying this 3-dimentinal display of light, music and the sounds of nature will surround the installation adding a sense of drama to the atmosphere.

 

Light field’ is designed to be adaptable to site. Its modular design and grid layout allows the number of posts and arrangement to vary and be reconfigured depending on location. No matter where the location, this immersive, atmospheric lighting installation will active space. 

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MOUNTAIN OF LIGHT

ANGUS MUIR DESIGN, PUCK MURPHY

 

Towering to a height of 4 meters, Mountain of Light is a monolithic installation, brought to life by a dramatic repertoire of lighting effects that begin with subtle changes in colour and culminate in a simulated eruption of shooting flames and molten lava. 

The installation is constructed from a series of modular extruded columns that are assembled into the abstract shape of a volcanic mountain. The mountain is designed to be viewed and approached from all sides, offering a full 360-degree experience. 

Each column is packed with computerised graphics that can be controlled by visitors to create effects of superb accuracy and realism. The entire mountain is controllable, so participants can direct colour patterns to run from one side, across, around, down and up the mountain. Surround sound installed within the structure adds drama to the atmosphere. 

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WATER FUN

ANGUS MUIR DESIGN, PUCK MURPHY

 

Sometimes art does exactly what it intends to do. This is the case with Water Fun by New Zealand-based architect and light artist Angus Muir. Several spherical buoys float on the water’s surface and are illuminated in a rainbow of colours.

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BURROW

ANGUS MUIR DESIGN

 

Burrow is an immersive light experience turning a passage way into an adventure. It is a skeletal structure allowing you to see the surround area and sky between runs of LEDs facing inwards creating a confined light experience.  

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BOING BOING GLOOP MACHINE

PERCEPTUAL ENGINEERING

 

Pull the rope to make the gloop 'gloop'. Light, sound, magic and lycra.This project explores interactive projections onto moving screens. Kinect cameras inside the drums read the height of the lycra as it is pulled by the rope by the audience. As the height of the lycra changes so do the sounds and visuals.

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CUBEZOID

NOCTURNAL

 

A mesmerising vortex of pixels. Reimagine the cube with morphing geometric illusions and pulsating sounds. Pulling you in with it's hypnotic visuals, come get lost in the ocular portal of Cubezoid.

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SQUIGGLE

ANGUS MUIR DESIGN, PUCK MURPHY, OLIVIER JEAN

 

Squiggle is a fun, ever changing mass of twisting neon light. Over 150m of neon rope is intertwined and you are encourage to come and play and find the way out..

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POU RAMA

STORY BOX & DESNA WHAANGA-SCHOLLUM

 

Pou Rama will be installed at Waitemata Plaza at the Viaduct for Bright Nights from 11th to 13th May . Designed by Storybox in collaboration with visual artist Desna Whaanga-Schollum (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Pahauwera), Pou Rama (Light Posts), features a series of free-standing light structures. These are inspired by pouwhenua (land symbols of support), and represent creative wairua (inspiration) which is generated from te taiao (the environment). The Whakairo designs express cycles of creativity, and connections to place.

 

STORY BOX Robert Appierdo Creative Director/Founder

Robert has a background in the arts, design and political science. His passion for storytelling and creating experiences stretches across film, multimedia, vjing, creative direction and light/art festivals. He is a hybrid creative type who is only truly happy when he is developing new ideas and then making them come to life with purpose driven people.

 

DESNA WHAANGA-SCHOLLUM  

Desna Whaanga-Schollum collaborates with a wide variety of communities, business professionals, artists and academics to achieve results which effect change in people, practice and place. She serves on several design and arts governance boards and is actively involved in Māori discourse via research, exhibitions and wānanga. Her Science Communication Masters Thesis (Otago Uni), is titled “Taipōrutu, Taonga Tuku Iho. Articulating a Mātauranga Māori Sense of Place.” The thesis reflects upon the complex system of interconnected factors contributing to the current relationship between Māori and their land base.

 

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LIGHT SHIPS

SARAH-JANE BLAKE 

 

About the project:

Sarah Jane Blake has spent a lot of time at sea and on watch at night. There is a wonder which forms when seeing a light on the horizon and imagining what sort of ship it could be, what it is carrying, who is inside-magical thoughts occur. The ocean has a distorted time scape as there is no record of history out at sea just the ever changing waves so the imagination bounds. The sailing boat is a symbol of hope, passage and of stories and knowledge crossing between lands. Ships passing in the night, guiding us through the dark, light ships are full of promise guiding us to safe shores. The creation of beauty and magic out of waste.

About the artist:

Sarah-Jane is an artist, theatre designer and deviser. She studied theatre design at the Motley Theatre Design Course, London, UK. Passionate about experimental and community arts recent work includes design for ‘Antigone’ Theatre Behind Bars at Paremoremo prison, ‘The Wild Seed Thief’ Kate Parker for Auckland Theatre Company, ‘Maui Me Te Ra’ Auckland Theatre Company, ‘The Floating Theatre’ Winning Productions, ‘This Way Out’ Mixit, Refugee youth arts, ‘The Rime Of The Modern Mariner’ Playground Collective and ‘The Elephant Thief’ Indian Ink. Her own work investigates dark and macabre themes sometimes with a surreal humor and naive aesthetic. She seduces the viewer into an unexpected world with underlying currents of a bizarre and menacing nature. Man vs Nature and the decline of the environment is a strong theme throughout her work.

www.sarahjaneblake.com

This year Sarah-Jane plans to take a fantastical art project to sea. Watch this space and for a ships log see www.darthandstormy.com

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VOSPERTRON

PETER VOSPER

 

Vospertron was founded in 2002 by Peter Vosper, an engineer, graphic designer and dancer that decided to create his own company to develop this collaboration. His techniques electronic costumes and motion graphics developed and grew during the last 15 years, making Vospertron one of the most respected glow dance groups worldwide.


The Vospertron will be roaming throughout the night in the Viaduct.