// Saturday 14 March 2015, 6pm – midnight
As part of White Night we have brought together four artists for an evening of performances at RM and in the surrounding neighbourhood.
Hana Aoake, Intended consequences volume ii: Notice how comforted you feel
A series of gestures that disrupt, provoke, relax or frustrate. This is an experiment which is an exploration of space, subtlety and social interaction and engagement. Both a guide to better living and a destabilisation of power dynamics, a baby version of this was performed during to and fro at Artspace in 2014. Participation welcome.
Hana Aoake is an Auckland based writer, curator and artist. In 2014 she co-founded and continues to co-direct Fresh and Fruity gallery, a social media spectacle and a physical space based in Dunedin. Her work is primarily concerned with the body.
Leticia Durant, The other apple party
Leticia Durant’s works begin as an encounter or a moment of serendipity within the everyday. Work is generated by responding to objects, people or systems and by inserting work into areas of the everyday that are already functioning in some way. The resulting event-based interventions explore how the social can be used to construct art. Durant’s work plays with performance as, or in, the everyday. Elements of performance are used to create false situations through staging or performing everyday actions within the ‘real world’. These performances blend in, only to become activated as artworks when a viewer encounters documentation or information framing it in context with what is being responded to. She is also interested in the function of documentation and the possibility for it to take on the role of re-performance, evidence of an action, or implying that an event that didn’t take place did.
Karin Hofko, Waiting
Based in Auckland, Karin Hofko’s practice explores notions of transhumanism and the collective conscious through the use of mediated performance. Recent exhibitions include Trigongle at the Blue Oyster 2014; iTrash/youTrash/weTrash at The Physics Room in 2013 and Body Remix at the Audio Foundation in 2012; her work was also featured as part of the New Artists Show at Artspace in 2012. Her video work has been screened at the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, and in other locations around the globe including Budapest, Berlin, USA and London.
Layne Waerea, Something Free. Something White
Layne Waerea is an Auckland based artist whose art performance interventions explore the culture of freeness. She is interested in questioning social and legal norms that influence behaviour in the public realm. She is the current president of The Chasing Fog Club (Est. 2014).