// Opening, 6pm Wed. 11/07
Auckland based art collective D.A.N.C.E. Art Club will transform RM Gallery into a production hub for the next two and a half weeks. Their exhibition D.A.N.C.E. art club Studios is a live installation, set up to produce a half hour arts documentary covering two festival projects undertaken by the collective in May 2012. It will be screened on Auckland’s regional community television station, Triangle TV, on the closing night of the exhibition.
The two projects featuring in the documentary include D.A.N.C.E. FM 106.7, a live mobile radio station and public address unit at Erupt Taupo Arts Festival. D.A.N.C.E. FM 106.7 was commissioned by Letting Space as part of their Community Services series. Also featuring will be the collective’s commissioned project for Next Wave Festival in Melbourne. D.A.N.C.E. art club presents Housie! was a reinterpretation of the popular Pacific Island adaptation of Bingo alongside a ritualistic food parade through the Queen Victoria Markets.
During production hours the D.A.N.C.E. art club team invite the public to engage with the process of collating the documented footage in an interactive manner. Skype meetings will be scheduled with team member Chris Fitzgerald, who is currently residing in the United States. A daily slow-cooked meal will also be made available for in-house and public enjoyment. Contributions welcome!
D.A.N.C.E. art club consists of members Ahilapalapa Rands, Linda.T Tanoa’i, Vaimaila Urale and Chris Fitzgerald.
// Sat. 28/07, 5pm onwards