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.

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THE LIVE PRESS #07

CLAIRE O'LOUGHLIN

Claire is a founding member of the experimental performance company Binge Culture Collective, whose work 'The Joy Booth' was in the Performance Arcade 2014. She is the co-director and producer of their participatory street show, Whales, which won Best In Fringe at its premiere in the NZ Fringe Festival 2013, has toured all over New Zealand and was most recently part of the Capital E National Theatre for Children Festival 2017, and this year will be at the Edinburgh Fringe. She is also the director of Wolf, a performance exploration of female body hair and wildness. Claire's script Huia, which premiered in the lighting and sound installation Nests by fellow Live Press writer Marcus McShane in the NZ Festival 2016, will be published in an anthology by Penguin Random House in 2017. Claire has a BA with First Class Honours in Theatre and English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington. She was born, and grew up, on a sailing yacht and spent the first fifteen years of her life circumnavigating the world with her family, returning to New Zealand in 2002. She is currently writing a memoir of this experience at Victoria's International Institute of Modern Letters. 

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