this is a warm invitation to the official launch of the Party Art Movement, which is a movement that has been happening inside me for some time now, and is now ripe and ready to be shared with fellow revelers.
It will emerge from the opening for The Chinese Horoscope Show curated by Erica Van Zon.
Wednesday 15th Feb
Level 1/147 Cuba St
I am representing the rat and will be showcasing the hard-out behind the scenes dynamically responsive intricacy associated with this gutter dwelling yet quick witted sign. At the opening some fellow rats and I will be opening a series of Prophetic Pass The Parcels, which hold densely packed layers of symbolic clues and keys to my vision for how this most extraordinarily super natural art movement might play out in the public arena.
The performance, What's Going To Happen... will start at 6.15 when Dad blows the whistle and Mum plies my fellow rats and I with tequila.
Within that performance there are 5 sections, although only a very keen eye will be able to deduce when one ends and another begins.
They are :
1. Everything for Nothing (A-Hole)
2. Tools and Arty Facts
3. Examination and Mock-Up
4. Mystery Achievement
and finally ...
5. Building a Rats Nest
although it could appear that we are just getting drunk and making a lovely mess, there will be much much more to it than that !
Come down for a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the hyprophesis for a mythical science experiment played out on the floor of an art gallery in the form of an esoteric party game !!
It sounds ABSOLUTELY NUTS doesn't it !?
Come and marvel about how something SO NUTS can at the same time be SO LOGICAL on very close inspection.
Could it be that being COMPLETELY NUTS is the only true form of sanity we have left ???
and that art is the safest umbrella word to be OPENLY NUTS under ?
If you miss the opening you can still pop down to the gallery to view :
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the physical installation that this rat party will result in. Until March 10.
Also, stay tuned for Canary In A Goldmine, a companion article to the show to feature in the next issue of Kerry Ann Lee's Dunedin based magazine, Permanent Vacation.