Living Room, Auckland's annual 10-day public art event, kicks off again in April. It will present a mix of installations, performances, sound art, video projections and a poster project by international and New Zealand-based artists.
Curator Andrew Clifford says: “In 2011 Living Room is titled Metropolis Dreaming. The planned artworks will will encourage us to re-imagine our day-to-day urban surroundings, rediscovering ordinary, overlooked and hidden details of the city. Metropolis Dreaming spotlights the actual mechanics of a city's systems, transforming its functional everyday structures from a routine backdrop into imaginative possibilities. It is a celebration of post-industrial life and takes its inspiration from the excitement of the Italian Futurist movement felt at the start of the 20th century for the clamour and bustle of the new, kinetic environment of the machine age. 100 years later, Living Room announces that the city is both a cultural and technological hub, so will include projects that highlight the human dynamics of urban life.”
Metropolis Dreaming runs from 8 – 17 April 2011 and you can see the lineup of artists here.