"The Sea in Us responds to the Athfield House in Khandallah by creating a dance. Using gestures and repetition dancer / choreographer Solomon Holly-Massey plays with the possibilities for movement suggested by the iconic rooftop design and the way people use the space. The portals, the slide and stairs are discovered and become prompts for action. It is a joyful space, one suited to playing and relaxing, these activities are brought to the foreground in the work. As an unfinished building the house offers us an invitation to keep moving and changing."
Dancer: Solomon Holly-MasseyCommissioned by CIRCUIT and Wellington City Council for Masons Screen, Wellington
Installation view of The Sea in Us Annie Bradley (2021), at Masons Screen, Wellington (2021)
Grey on grey, a spinning circle rotates on the screen.
Imagine a Waterfall: Three Commissions for Masons Screen
Walking from pre-European city pā sites to Masons Screen, Mark Amery considers three new public art commissions by Layne Waerea, Annie Bradley and Theo MacDonald, addressing uninvited visitors, bodily architecture and digital confessions.