FWD on behalf :)
Moodbank Wynyard, Vanessa Crowe and Letting Space,
Karanga Plaza, Corner of Jelicoe and Halsey Streets, Wynyard Quarter,
25 March - 4 May 2015
>From March 25 for six weeks Auckland is introduced to a new kind of banking
service – one with mood rather than money as its currency.
Visitors, workers and residents of the Wynyard Quarter are invited to
deposit their mood at a Moodbank ATM located in the Wynyard Quarter
(Information Kiosk in Karanga Plaza). It provides users with an index of
over 1000 moods to select from, allows them to view the Quarter’s mood
trends, and make a deposit into a group account. Are you, for example,
feeling 'cautiously optimistic', 'stoked as', 'a little bit blue with a
glimmer of hope', 'as expansive as the sky today!' or 'slow, tired & a bit
“Increasingly,” says artist Vanessa Crowe, “businesses are discovering
commercial value in ﬁnding out how happy we are. But what about the full
diversity and rich complexity of our moods - how do you really feel?”
The work has been created by Crowe with the assistance of public art
producers Letting Space and Waterfront Auckland.
In sight of the ASB head offices, Moodbank explores the potentials and
pitfalls of digital connectivity and the role machines now play in our
sharing of feelings and experiences. It validates all moods, rather than
just those that are deemed valuable in consumer culture, proposing a social
rather than economic form of exchange.
Moodbank Wynyard follows a pop-up Moodbank branch that opened in Wellington
in 2014 and saw over 2000 mood deposits made in ten days.
Frith Walker, Place Manager at Waterfront Auckland says hosting the artwork
has special meaning for the organisation as the process of engaging with
the public on projects is ingrained in its approach to urban renewal.
“We fully recognise that we are but custodians on behalf of the city when
it comes to the revitalisation of the Auckland waterfront and that public
outcomes deserve equal footing with commercial outcomes.
“This artwork is clever and humorous take on this concept and we can’t wait
to hear where people sit on the mood spectrum on what’s been done to date
around Wynyard Quarter.”
Moodbank Wynyard aims to provoke debate regarding what emotions are
considered appropriate, and our culture’s privileging of happiness. By
mimicking and subverting the aesthetics of a bank, Moodbank draws attention
to the processes in which our feelings become commercially valuable, while
proposing a social rather than an economic form of exchange.
For more information: http://www.lettingspace.org.nz/moodbank-wynyardTo
find out more on the Moodbank project go to www.moodbank.co.nz.
Vanessa Crowe is a Wellington based artist, designer and educator. Within
her practice she has an ongoing interest in revealing humane aspects of
everyday life that are often edited out or go unseen in our public life.
Vanessa completed a Masters of Fine Arts at Massey University in Wellington
in 2008, and her work has been shown in galleries throughout the country
including The Govett Brewster, Bartley and Company, The Hirschfeld Gallery,
Toi Poneke, The Suter, Mahara Gallery and The Blue Oyster. Vanessa teaches
in Design at Massey University College of Creative Arts and in the Culture
and Context Department at Victoria School of Design and Architecture. For
more information see www.vanessacrowe.co.nz
Over the last five years Letting Space have produced innovative public art
projects across New Zealand, commissioning artists to work in public space
as agents of social change and explore new ways through art and urban
revitalisation to think more creatively and collectively about our
environment. They have commissioned and curated over a dozen projects and
also run Urban Dream Brokerage, which enables other independent producers
to create innovative projects in vacant retail spaces in Wellington.
Dear ADA people,
I am happy to invite you on 21-22 March
online at http://water-wheel.net/taps/view/792
Launch of e-book 'Water Views: Caring and Daring' with editorial team
and guest authors
Meditation for water with renowned guest singer from Chennai, India
Balance-Unbalance Conference launch with its founder Ricardo Dal Farra,
film screening & performances
SESSION 1 your time: http://bit.ly/e-book_launch1
SESSION 2 your time: http://bit.ly/launch2_with-meditation-preceeding
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E-book is available for free download in its entirety and by individual
chapters. INFO BELOW & on this link: http://bit.ly/e-book_3WDS14
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looking forward to celebrating to World Water Day with you
Waterwheel, Make and Share about Water
http://water-wheel.net <http://water-wheel.net/> <http://water-wheel.net/>
E-BOOK 'Water Views: Caring and Daring
Waterwheel World Water Day Symposium 2014 3WDS14'
Science, Art, Ecology, Community and Youth
respond to the theme: ³Water Views: Caring and Daring.²
An astonishing number and variety of entries 125 articles & 540 pages
makes this book a rich collection of ongoing work internationally, often
with a local focus, on raising awareness and responding to water issues.
450 participants, from 34 countries across 5 continents, interacted with
audience Œlive¹ on the Internet & in 18 physical venues or Œnodes¹,
through Waterwheel, an online platform dedicated to water. The symposium,
held 17-23 March 2014, also integrated youth & inter-generational dialogue
with the ³Voice of the Future² strand.
Transversal knowledge and multidisciplinarity across cultures and
languages shaped the content and structure of the e-book. The nine, richly
illustrated sections contain three types of entries, based on the
presentation given as part of the Symposium: ³Splash² project overview,
³Ripple² detailed project description, and ³Wave² peer-reviewed article
on original research.
Table of Contents
1. Opening - performances: Ulay, Jason Lim and online-performers
2. Voice of the Future - youth projects: performances, conservation
3. Activism, Art & Science - projects catalysing change at many levels
4. Art & Science - interdisciplinary dialogue and interaction
5. Hydrology Past & Future - from India, Greece, Tunisia, California and
6. Conservation & Transmission - water rights, festivals, cultural
heritage and museums
7. Care & Dare - water values re-envisaged by community groups
8. Performance - live art, outdoor actions & online-performances designed
Waterwheel¹s creative collaboration interface Œthe Tap¹
9. Hydrosonics - a sound art festival hosted at NYU by Ear to the Earth
The e-book is available for free download in its entirty and by individual
chapters. Any donation, however, towards keeping Waterwheel turning, will
be hugely appreciated.We especially encourage a donation if you represent
a funded institution. http://bit.ly/e-book_3WDS14
FWD from Suzon :)
Dear ADA people,
This is a reminder.
Deadline for submitting works to the
virtual exhibition "HOT WATER Water, Peace & War"
is 14 March 2015.
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Artists, scientists, activists, teachers, youth are invited to upload
Videos (it can be documents of performances too), digital postcards, poems
or texts on the theme of ³HOT WATER²: climate change, environmental
decline, rights violations, volatile
politics and conflict about water.
Please consider contributing and share far and wide
The English expression ³To be in HOT WATER² means to be in trouble.
Currently, climate change, environmental decline, rights violations,
volatile politics and conflict all suggest ³HOT WATER².
Water is a fundamental element for all beings on Earth. A symbol of life
and a ³common good² which should be available to all, water is quickly
becoming a commodity to some, and often taken as hostage in conflicts to
besiege and displace populations. Corporates, governments, and industries
such as mining and tourism use it for their own short-term benefits,
depriving people especially Indigenous people and farmers of their
rights, causing pollution, threatening health and the environment, and
compromising long-term water management.
- How can art, science, design, and activism reinstate the social, cultural
and environmental value of water?
- How can we share the responsibility of water in a positive way?
- How can we all preserve the right of access to water?
- How can intergenerational knowledge-sharing get us out of ³HOT WATER²,
end conflict and find peace?
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Waterwheel, Make and Share about Water
Fwd from Ana Ivanovic-Tongue On Behalf Of Public Art Team
Bastion Point Walking Entrance Panui/Expressions of Interest for a creative
Mission Bay/Tāmaki Drive
The Ōrakei Local Board has identified a key site for a creative treatment
that will create a focal point and attractor for the area of Tāmaki Drive
adjacent to the walking entrance of Bastion Point in Mission Bay. Auckland
Council seeks expressions of interest from artists, designers, historians
and others with interest to develop an integrated creative treatment.
Project objectives include but are not limited to:
• To create work that contributes to the increased visibility, safety
and accessibility of the walking entrance to Bastion Point, with both day
and night time experiences;
• To deliver dynamic visual improvements that complement the
immediate vicinity’s rich natural and heritage features
• To deliver an innovative expression evocative of the unique
character of the area, it's people, history and locale and/or
interpretation of the area’s significance to the development of Auckland.
The project aims to improve public amenity, as well as support any Auckland
Transport, Auckland Council open space and Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei
environmental and safety initiatives within the project area and surrounds.
Deadline for your submissions of interest is Wednesday, 11th March at 5pm.
Join The NetArtizens Project to explore, express, and debate the role of
the network in our individual and collective practice as artists, scholars,
educators, and citizens of the Net. You can also contribute to the
NetArtizens Open Online Exhibition, an evolving showcase of works submitted
between March 2 – April 2, 2015.
During March 2015, Randall Packer, convener of The Art of Networked
Practice | Online Symposium, will host a month of discourse and artistic
production across 3 network channels. Using any and all available network
tools- software, email, browsers, apps, devices etc. - we will discuss,
remix, and engage each others’ words and works in the form of utterances,
files, behaviours, codes, glitch, protocols, instructions, manifestos,
games, and net theories.