There are remnants of small fires on the ping-pong table in the park
// Thurs. 18 July – Sat. 3 August 2013
// Closing event, 3pm Sat. 3 August (NB: there will be no opening for this exhibition)
The relationships between people are reflected in and reinforced by the characteristics of urban space – gardens, parks, streets, houses. This project concentrates on urban spaces as spaces without a sense of being fixed, as they are experienced by the newcomer. Dieneke Jansen and Biddy Livesey draw on their shared-but-separate experiences of living as an artist-in-residence in the neighbourhood of Oud Charlois, Rotterdam, to create a dialogue about the potential for space being used in expected and unexpected ways, and the interactions exploring these possibilities creates within a community. The exhibition will be built up over three weeks through a series of interventions and responses, mimicking the artists’ correspondence between New Zealand and the Netherlands over five months in 2012.
Visitors are welcome from 18 July to see work-in-progress. The exhibition will be completed for the closing event on Saturday 3 August