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Piki Mai - Nelson Arts Festival


Thu 20 Oct 2011, 8:30pm–12:00am
Fri 21 Oct 2011, 8:30pm–12:00am
Sat 22 Oct 2011, 8:30pm–12:00am
Sun 23 Oct 2011, 8:30pm–12:00am
Mon 24 Oct 2011, 8:30pm–12:00am

Where: Nelson Christ Church Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Jacq Bell

Video created by Michael Hodgson, Chris Macmillan, Dan Mace.
Michael Hodgson – sound design.
Michaela Blackman – researcher.

Piki Mai, an abstract audio visual art work, will create wondrous illusion through large scale projection and lighting on Nelson’s Cathedral and Church Steps. This work is being created especially for the Nelson Arts Festival and Game On, re-telling the story of Nelson in a visually spectacular way.

The content of the Piki Mai artwork will be based on a wide range of images and text from earlier times: paintings, drawings, photos, film, newspaper and magazine articles, historical and mythical records and personal stories. The maker of the work, Michael Hodgson, and his digital collaborator, Chris Macmillan, will weave these literal provocations into an abstract moving image work that is designed to be a feast for the eyes.

The Church Steps and Nelson’s Christ Church Cathedral are the current structures on the hill and their marble facades make a perfect projection surface.

Thanks to - Nelson Provincial Museum, Isel Park, Founders Heritage Park, Nelson Libraries, Nelson Cathedral, Nelson City Council.

Nelson Arts Festival, 7 - 24 October 2011.