Layne Waerea / Joe Jowitt, Ziggy Lever, Deborah Rundle, and Charlie Stringer

Bonus Play (2024)

9 min 58 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

Bonus Play locates itself in the contested public spaces of inner city Tāmaki Mākaurau Auckland. In particular, Auckland Council’s 'bonus floor' scheme which, since the 1970s, has encouraged private developers to increase the floor space of high-rise buildings by providing public access or a 'public benefit' as a result of the changed built-up environment. These usually take the form of pedestrian access-ways through buildings, escalators, widened footpaths, and privately-owned artworks accessible to the general public. This work acknowledges and explores these public spaces and benefits and offers an alternative and playful map that at times sits alongside, intersects, and even overlays existing routes, paths and junctures of inner city Tāmaki Makaurau.

Layne Waerea

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