LudiCity (Sarah Burrell + Andrew Simpson)

Sarah Burrell and Andrew Simpson collaborate under the name LudiCity—ludic being the Latin word for play and the city being both the subject and site of their work. After a 4 year hiatus, they are reforming to present a new work at PA2020. Sarah Burrell is a spatial designer and artist whose practice spans installation, participative urban interventions, and socially-engaged practice.

She creates innovative hybrid works that invite participants to reimagine the world they live in and how they participate in it. She is a current PhD candidate at RMIT University's School of Architecture & Urban Design. Andrew Simpson is an artist, musician and video producer based in Wellington. He has worked on a wide range of creative endeavours spanning all manner of practices from performance art to live music. A veteran of The Performance Arcade, Parallel Places will be Andrew’s 7th work presented at The Performance Arcade.

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Parallel Places

Join LudiCity for interactive explorations of public spaces using custom made devices to unlock alternate readings of the city. As the devices respond to the places we encounter, participants capture their activities and contribute to a shared photographic archive of Parallel Places.

Parallel Places invites participants on interactive guided explorations of public spaces surrounding The Performance Arcade. The walks will be supplemented by artist-made devices that when activated, cause the users to perform an active relationship with their surrounding environment as well as to one another. The project aims to provoke curiosity and attentiveness to public spaces that have been rendered mundane through routine passage, discovering alternative potentials for occupying them. Walks will depart from The Arcade twice a day during the weekdays and three times a day on the weekends.

The last walk of the day will offer a special ‘after dark’ experience, using the potential of night cover and light to transform familiar places.

Supported by Wellington City Council Public Art Fund

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