Monday, September 20, 2010

Art in the Dark 2010

Art in the Dark, an interactive community event, is set to light up Ponsonby's Western Park on the 15th and 16th of October 2010, from 7pm until late.

Modus are thrilled to be working alongside the Dry Dairy collective on their installation for Art in the Dark, especially after the amazing pavilion that they created at Splore this year lit with Philips Color Kinetics.  Be sure to mark this event in your calendar and get along to Western Park to check out not only the Dry Dairy installation but the whole event for yourself! 

The inaugural Art in the Dark aims to explore and explode the ideas of ‘Community, Environment and Utopias’, a topic broached in organizer Celia Harrison’s thesis. With the goal of fostering and celebrating community, Art in the Dark has been a collaboration between artists, businesses and community members in the Grey Lynn and Ponsonby area. Through creative initiatives the event also seeks to develop new forms of social interaction and sustainable practices within the community.

Art in the Dark will transform the park into a temporary community hub suitable for all ages, illuminated by installations, projected short films and performances. Artist’s featured include, Celia Harrison and Emily Priest, Jim O'Borne, Jules Turner, Brydee Rood, Lara Fischel-Chisholm, Melissa Durbin, Northwest Digital, Urban Nomad Accessories, Sarah Harris, Aja Pendergrast, and Dry Dairy.

The entire event is eco-friendly, and all projects will be powered by clean energy, with minimal waste. Art in the Dark aims to develop new forms of sustainable practices within the community with a view to inspiring other  events and businesses to follow suit.

Long term, the Art in the Dark vision is to not only make the event in Western Park annual, but also to develop and grow community and environmental awareness via smaller events, providing constant opportunities for artists and progressing an artist collective.

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