Every generation does it.
Every generation pushes for something new and when enough hearts
and minds are aligned, they come together to do it. This is our
time to push and our time to come together.
On August 11th, The Basement
Theatre and Auckland City will be awoken from its winter slumber by
The Experiment: a five night urban arts carnival of music, dance,
street art, multimedia experiences, performance art, theatre,
interactive installations and a changing line-up each night of
artists experimenting and orchestrating brilliant creative
collisions - both accidental and by design.
The Experiment is an
immersive arts event that will take over both theatres at The
Basement, and other secret spots usually off limits.
For the artists who are
participating in The Experiment, this is an opportunity to exhibit
or perform to audiences who may otherwise have never encountered
their work, a motivator to experiment with new collaborations, and
a platform to develop provocative and innovative new ideas and
establish unexpected creative relationships.
So far some of the artists
involved include an exclusive exhibition by kiwi punk pioneer and
Arts Foundation Laureate, Chris Knox, dancer and choreographer
Grace Woollett, sculptor Peter Roche, actor and performance artist
Julia Croft, and an international collaboration between visual
artist Samuel Melser, CG artist and filmmaker Steven McNicholl, and
German vocalist Sayn with many more announcements to
The artists of The Experiment
are purely motivated by their desire to create and this campaign
will become a pool of funds that will be exclusively shared between
each of the artists you will see at The Basement. Your donation
will ensure that funds are available for the most important part of
the event, the creators, and they can develop their work for The
Experiment and beyond. Our programme will likely include upwards of
30 contributing artists and we need to raise as much money as we
can to ensure everyone gets a fair reward for their
With your donations we can
give our artists funding towards the production costs of
audio-visual installations, gear for musical performances, paint
supplies for that final masterpiece, whatever our artists need and
importantly, as a recognition of the time and talent they have put
into contributing to The Experiment.
Thank you for supporting the
artist community of The Experiment and their work in making this
into an amazing arts festival experience!
Check out The Experiment lineup as we update at: www.theexperiment.co.nz