Spatial Design at AUT

School of Art + Design, AUT University, Auckland, NZ

FLY-TOWER. Performance Design Installation

Selected Performance Artists and Designers from across New Zealand.

“Premiering at Auckland Arts Festival before heading to the 12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, FLY-TOWER showcases New Zealand innovation in the field of performance design.

Performance Designer and Artist talk: Sunday 6 March, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: AUT Conference Centre WA224

FLY-TOWER, designed and curated by Sue Gallagher [AUT University, Head of Postgraduate Department and Postgraduate Lecturer in SPATIAL DESIGN] and Tracey Collins, is an eight-metre high exhibition structure – a ‘fly tower’ – housing eight new performance and design works by New Zealand artists and designers.  Each work is ‘performed’ for an hour and then ‘flies’ back into the upper region of the tower allowing the next work to be lowered to centre stage. Created to expand the conceptions and scope of performance design, the works explore the evolving space and processes between visual arts, performance, theatre, architecture, film, and design practice.

Intended to excite new ideas and possibilities, new production processes, and to stimulate dialogue between New Zealand artists and designers, FLY-TOWER operates as an event space for sequences of the design process, from pre- to post-production.  FLY-TOWER forms a hybrid environment, an active space between designer’s studio, production studio, and archive.

Please note: FLY-TOWER finishes earlier than originally publicised.  Exhibition now runs Sat 5 March – Sat 12 March.

Open during White Night, 12 March, 6:00pm – 9:00pm.”