'The Nature of Things' is a fifteen-minute sensory experience.
Enveloping the audience in an aural and visual meditation, the work
explores continuities and discontinuities between environments in
India and Aotearoa - seemingly a world apart, yet both an integral
part of the same biosphere. It signals notions of our changed and
changing relationship with the natural world and our collective
global responsibilities towards the environment and each other.
'The Nature of Things' is an installation-based work in a 20ft
shipping container. It has been accepted as part of The Performance
Arcade 2019 (Feb 21 - Mar 3). This annual festival takes place on
Wellington's waterfront in a number of shipping containers. It
attracts artists from NZ and overseas, and last year had close to
We will be making the installation kitset so it can be
disassembled at the end of the festival and exhibited elsewhere. We
have already secured another gallery space for exhibition later
Our initial BOOSTED goal is $2,500. This will
go towards the design costs and construction of the installation,
which is designed to be reused and exhibited again. The total cost
of the design and build is $4,300, and any extra
over the amount we're asking for will go to that. If we exceed
that, the money will be used to tour the installation after its
WHO ARE WE?
We are partners in life, love, and art!
Neil: I am a sonic artist
working with music and environmental recordings. I spent fifteen
years in the music industry in London followed by ten years in the
film industry in Wellington, and I'm currently lecturing in sound.
In 2018, I completed a month-long artist's residency
at Earthskin, Muriwai, to
compose, record, and craft the audio component of 'The Nature of
Charlotte: I am a mixed-media artist
working in painting, moving image, and installation. My work has
been exhibited in public and dealer galleries in New Zealand. I
have a BFA (film) from Ilam, Canterbury University, and am
currently undertaking a Masters in Climate Change Science and
Policy at Victoria University of Wellington. My background in
museums and oral history informs my experiential art practice.
Concerned with narrative in a conceptual and abstract form,
observations from the real transform into interpretations of the
WHAT WE'VE ACHIEVED SO FAR?
The audio composition is completed and the visuals are nearing
completion! We have managed to secure all of the equipment we need
for the duration of the exhibition, through 'in-kind' support. We
have also been given a significant discount for the acoustic
treatment to line the shipping container, which is critical to
enhance the audience experience.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
BOOSTED is an all-or-nothing campaign. If we don't reach our
goal in 18 days, all donations are returned to the
donors. All donations to Boosted by NZ donors are 33% tax
If you cannot give financially, you can help immensely by
sharing this among your network. People will only donate if they
know about the campaign. Please help by spreading the word!
Thank you for talking the time to visit our Boosted page, and if
we are successful in funding The Nature of Things, please come and
experience the show! We'd love to see you there (we'll be on-site
from 10am-11pm while the show is up!).
Neil & Charlotte