Commissioned for the Auckland Arts Festival 2013, the Rosebank Rd Artwalk project curated by visual artist Marcus Williams was funded by the research committee, Department of Performing and Screen Arts, Unitec.
Performed by: Ollie Connew, Rose Philpott, Kerry Wallis, Becca Oram, Grace Woolett, Ellen Chitty, Phoebe Heyhoe.
Trauma, Agency, New Vision is a 1 hour performance with 7 performers moving through 3 specific sites in and around both the industrial and living areas of Rosebank Rd, Avondale, Auckland. Beginning at the George Maxwell Memorial Cemetery, this work transgresses historic and liminal landscapes exploring themes of trauma, memory, community, agency (body and site) with reference to Deleuzian and Zizekian philosophies.
Sound design by Joshua Rutter with Kerryn McMurdo. Sound technician Joefish. Thanks to Sim at Harvey Electronics Avondale for sponsoring the Fusion car which was the sound source for each site.
Thank-you to the St Judes Parish Church in Avondale for the kind permission to perform in the George Maxwell Memorial Cemetery. Thank-you to Daniel Soehadi for training us in basic Krav Maga techniques (utilized in site 2).
Trauma, Agency, New Vision sponsored and supported by: