An early skype chat this morning with Regan of Cut Collective gave an update on how designs are progressing for the pavilion. Jasper, another of the team who is actually based in Paris currently, is working on the visuals which incorporate two tower stacks of pallets that will be internally lit to create two giant lanterns, and provide the structural support for a spiralling cantilevered canopy. While collaborating from three different countries and in two different time zones is a bit of a challenge, progress is definitely being made!
I’ve also received a batch of proposals from various collectives, artists, curators working in and around Auckland who have proposed events, performances and workshops for the pavilion and other parts of the festival. They include ” A walk through deep time”, and a “steam punk inspired time machine”. We will be workshopping these when I’m in NZ….