The Performance Arcade brings together visual arts and performance in a specially curated ‘exhibition-event’ of live art practices on Wellington Waterfront. An arrangement of shipping containers and scaffold structures provides a temporary architecture for this unique project, housing a bar space, a programme of live music and events, and new performance installations by NZ and International artists. Open 13 hours a day, this event is free to the Wellington public.
Good Good Fortune is an immersive and interactive performance experience that was inspired by a re-reading of Sophocle’s Oedipus Rex and a discourse between the issues of fate and free-will in the hero's tragic story. At the core of this work lies an enquiry about the ways in which we consider ourselves to be fortunate or misfortunate, and the significance or mis-representation of luck across our diverse societies and cultures, advocating both conscientious decision-making and intuitive reaction. Audience members are individually led through a series of games, questions, chance activities, and instinctive response that ultimately lead them to the selection of their personal “fortune”.
This live performance installation engages the audience in a reflection upon the role of fortune in our lives, and considers our agency in creating our own experiences and circumstances. Good Good Fortune was first conceived during Borderline Arts Ensemble director Lucy Marinkovich’s artist residency at INSTINC Singapore Art Gallery in 2016, supported by the Asia New Zealand Foundation and Creative New Zealand.
Thursday 16 - Sunday 19th March only.
GOOD GOOD FORTUNE
BORDERLINE ARTS ENSEMBLE NZ
with Footnote NZ Dance
The Borderline Arts Ensemble is a project-based performing arts collective from Wellington, New Zealand. Formally established in 2015 by dancer and choreographer Lucy Marinkovich to facilitate her choreographic work, the group’s primary medium is contemporary dance performance. Regular collaborators include musician and composer Lucien Johnson, and filmmaker Jeremy Brick.
Collectively we like to: dance / make music / make films / make masks / play with props / collaborate / experiment.
The Public Art Fund, Wellington City Council
Asia New Zealand Foundation
Creative New Zealand
Footnote NZ Dance
Footnote New Zealand Dance is a significant part of the dance experience for thousands of Kiwis. Over the past 30 years, Footnote has presented the fluid energy of dance as a real reflection of our New Zealand identity in the theatre, in schools and in the community.