2020 ARTISTS

We are proud to present this year's artists for The Performance Arcade 2020. We have an array of performances to bring to you from drag to marathon runners and award-winning international artists from all over the globe. Find them in the hidden Speakeasy or out in the Wellington harbour. Come and explore all the wonderments our artists have to offer you.

Gijs Van Bon

SKRYF

Netherlands

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Gijs Van Bon

Installations by Gijs van Bon are often very technical, drawing on his theatrical experience and training. Almost all of his work has a high focus on a specific action performed by a mechanism or position in the room or public space. His goal is to construct the action of the work in a certain direction which allows the viewer to experience the action differently. Through his studies (Design Academy in Eindhoven and HKU University of the Arts Utrecht) and through his own continuous technical research Van Bon has developed an exciting and innovative practice in which the concept, the audience and technology play the leading part.

-Artist & concept: Gijs van Bon Production: HH Producties

SKRYF

A robotic device that prints text using sand, Skryf leaves a stream of letters behind him as he travels along Wellington Waterfront and Te Rārangi Māwhero (The Pink Line). Pedestrian traffic, wind, birds, and the passing of time contribute to the disintegration and scattering of those words into the elements. Sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly, this disintegrating poetry is both a lament and a celebration of everything is transitory…

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