The Performance Arcade is one of those delightful yearly Wellington events that happen come rain or shine, wind or gale.
The Arcade’s popped up on the waterfront every summer since 2011 and the 2015 series kicks off tonight 18th of February at 5pm.
It’s running for 13 hours every day – because even artists have to sleep sometimes – for an oh so short but very beautiful four days, finishing February 22nd.
The Arcade exists as an architecturally arranged string of Shipping Containers, along Wellington’s Waterfront, behind Te Papa. Once the Arcade gets going it’s hard to miss the delightful convergence of installation, performance art, sonic art, audio-visual art, interactive media, culinary art and live music. For 2015 they’ve created four components”
The Container Series: Shipping container-situated installations and performances
The City Series: A programme of performances and installations occurring along the Wellington Waterfront or extending into the nearby city
The Live Music Series: A sheltered stage behind the Arcade, ideal for live music, culinary art and other performances
The Audio-Visual Series: A programme of moving image and sound works installed on screens and projection surfaces around the Arcade architecture.
In anticipation, here’s an awesome film of the pack-in by Gussie Larkin!