To celebrate emancipation from jet lag, I spent the last couple of days out and about researching, networking and generally saying hello to the hybrid/transdisciplinary scene in NZ. I have also been most generously welcomed home by the mosquitos of Auckland...and so it is amongst my hellish itching that I write the following update:
Yesterday I attended the Xmas party of the Moving Image Centre (MIC) http://www.mic.org.nz/mic/events/exhibitions/present
I had some great conversations with people from the art/technology/film scene…one of which was with Mary-Jane O’Reilly. Mary-Jane is one of
What sparked my interest was her latest, very successful venture: Tempo° Dance Festival.
Tempo° is an annual event that brings different dance worlds together in a month long festival which includes various showcases. The showcase themes this year were Loud (for percussion dances), Hot (for hip hop styles) and World. According to Mary-Jane, one key to successful inter-disciplinary collaboration is providing the opportunity for specialists in different dance forms to perform and during the process (waiting backstage, seeing each others dances etc) it becomes a forum, a cultural exchange through performance process which allows people to just make their own connections. Simple really.
In other news….
Pacific Islanders are rejecting capitalism for traditional trade in
Something else I noticed today (through my Envirolink Network feed) was an article entitled: “Water becomes the new oil”….have a read of this…it is a useful reminder of why generating new realities is vital: