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Takapuna’s Bruce Mason Theatre to host permanent digital arts showcase

Takapuna’s Bruce Mason Theatre to host permanent digital arts showcase
April 6, 2017

A free, interactive digital art experience is set to make its permanent home at the Bruce Mason Theatre on Auckland’s North Shore with the relocation of Auckland Live’s digital art screen.

For the past six years the Digital Art Live screen at the Aotea Centre in the the Auckland CBD has been the hub of a unique space giving artists and audiences the opportunity to discover the world of interactive digital art.

Dozens of local and international artists including Shannon Novak, Seung Yul Oh, Kim Newall, Vaimaila Urale and Jean Dubois have staged exhibitions on the three metre-wide screen. All the exhibits have been interactive, meaning audiences become part of the works through movement and engagement with the big screen.

The screen will makes its debut at the Bruce Mason Centre on 18th April with Jenna Gavin’s and Matthew Martin’s Birds of a Shadow,a playful installation where family, friends and strangers can work together to discover beautifully crafted images of birds on the screen. Inspired by shadow puppets, the work lets participants match their body shape to birds’ shadows, revealing the full images of the digital birds.

Auckland Live’s Digital Art Live Programme Manager, Nolwenn Lacire, says the screen’s deployment to the Centre comes at a time when Auckland Live is seeking to collaborate further with artists to develop a catalogue of digital content for the venue.

Lacire explains “we are dedicated to supporting local talent, as well as showcasing works by emerging talents and international artists, andwould love to hear from creative practitioners interested in developing an interactive experience with a screen component.”

Lacire adds that Auckland Live is open to considering work that reacts to motion, text input, audio or real time components or that presents an extension to the interactive experience through the web or mobile devices.

For more information go to www.aucklandlive.co.nz/digital-art-live

Digital Art Live screen images courtesy of Auckland Live.

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