Living Room 2011: Metropolis Dreaming

Living Room 2011: Metropolis Dreaming

Andrew Clifford will curate the next Living Room project, which will take place in Auckland's CBD from 8 – 17 April 2011. 

Taking a lead from the Futurists, METROPOLIS DREAMING will explore the imaginative possibilities of the city. Clifford says: “The dynamism of sound and light were important phenomena for the futurists and it is in this audio-visual terrain that METROPOLIS DREAMING will predominantly take place – a perfect genre for temporary and ephemeral projects. This will be a mix of installations, performances, video projects, activities and a poster project. Acknowledging that the city is both a cultural and technological hub, there will also be social projects that bring a new, contemporary angle to these ideas.”

Artists confirmed so far for Living Room 2011 are: Ujino Muneteru (Japan), Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries (Korea/USA) Sam Hamilton (NZ) with John Reynolds (NZ), Gregory Bennett (NZ) with Mike Hodgson (NZ) and Ani O'Neill (NZ/Rarotonga). Contributing to the poster project are Sara Hughes (NZ), Peter Madden (NZ), Ruban Nielson (NZ/USA) and David Shrigley (UK).
Andrew Clifford is the curator at the Gus Fisher Gallery, which is part of Auckland University's National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries.
Image: John Reynolds, Small Magnetic Cloud (2001) , vinyl on aluminium