Created by Auckland-based artist Eddie Clemens, the work was inspired by a Danish television police drama and investigates the invisible labor involved in television. 2022 Scape public art Christchurch
Christchurch’s 2022 Public Art Festival features a car suspended high in the sky, a 3D animation, eight portraits of ancestors, a low brick wall and an interactive game.
The Scape public art season, Sweat Equity, begins Saturday and runs through January 29.
A trail through the city has been created to include all the new artwork from Armagh St around the River Avon to Hereford St, the Arts Centre, Botanic Gardens and Victoria St. Another walkway consists of 15 existing Scape artworks around the city.
Eight local and international artists have contributed pieces to the 2022 event, which features a white car suspended high in the sky on a steel structure that pours continuously from its windows.
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Created by Auckland-based artist Eddie Clemens, the work was inspired by a Danish television police drama and investigates the invisible labor involved in television.
Produced by ex-Christchurch artist Scott Flanagan, who now lives in Port Chalmers. Oh bog!An immersive piece that invites the audience to step inside a thick vinyl screen and see how their vision changes.
Jon Jeet, an artist of Maniapoto and Fijian Indian descent, will exhibit his corten steel toki. Traditionally, Maori shaped and toki – a punamu or cutting tool made of stone – for a number of purposes including gardening and wood carving.
An artwork by Pacific Sisters, first exhibited at the Hawai’i Triennial earlier this year, consists of eight full-body portraits produced in collaboration with photographer Pati Tyrell. Each depicts an ancestor and asks “Who are you?” Addresses the question of
A low wall has been developed on the banks of the Avon by Wendalien Bakker, who lives in Auckland but lives in the Netherlands and Christchurch, using recycled bricks stored after the Canterbury earthquake.
Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, an art gallery in Seoul, presents two video artworks with black text on a white background with a jazz accompaniment.
Auckland-based High Rim Lee has produced a five-minute 3D animation, which features an extensive digital dreamscape.
A sound installation and interactive multi-sensory game created by Lyttelton-based multimedia artist and wine writer Joe Berzynska will be in the Botanic Gardens. Speakers set inside a pergola in the fragrant garden amplify the sounds on site.
Scape executive director Deborah McCormick said the organization was proud to bring more public art to Ōtautahi.
The festival will contribute to the revitalization of the central city and build on the legacy of creativity and innovation for which Christchurch is known, McCormick said.
Several special events are planned for the opening weekend, including free guided walking tours led by Managing Curator Jamie Hanton, who provide background on the artworks and artists. He will also talk about the production process and his vision for the season. Reservations are required.
Artwork from the winners of the Re:Activate Aspiring Artists competition will be launched on Saturday and will be on display in Hagley Park.