Lost in Space!
On 2 October 2014, 6,000 people came to Sydenham in Christchurch
for a great evening of public art, live music, street markets,
exhibitions and performance for the city's inaugural First
First Thursdays returns to Sydenham 5 February with LOST IN
SPACE! Featuring more than 40 artists, this is a community event
that brings art into the public domain. Three projects developed
for First Thursdays' by artists, Jordana Bragg, Ed Lust and Sandy
Austin-Fraser will go where no one has gone before.
In a public performance piece, Wellington-based artist Jordana
Bragg investigates intergalactic, physical and cyber 'space'.
Dressed in an astronaut suit, Bragg navigates the streets of
Sydenham, live-streaming her travels to a 'home base' in an act
that excavates the everyday. $500 will provide materials and
Sandy Austin-Fraser brings together performance, fashion and
Sci-Fi in a live window display. Arabella's Got A '70s Hair-Do
presents an opulent vista of pseudo-space-celebrities, frozen
behind a 'holographic force-field' but brought to life to perform
for their adoring fans on the other side. $1,000 will contribute to
fabrics, construction, props and models.
Multimedia artist Ed Lust's work will take shape as a
pseudo-sentient large scale projection, incorporating a smoke
filled amorphous screen suspended in space. Channelling outmoded
special effects and X-files glam, it presents an echo chamber of
cinematic dreams, memories and ego; $500 provides materials.
If you are in Christchurch 5 February come along and see
these and all the other activities. It will be a great night out
again in Sydenham!