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Antarctica - While You Were Sleeping


Fri 24 Mar 2017, 8:30pm–11:00pm

Where: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Domain Dr, Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: Auckland Museum

Come and experience this incredible cinematic collision of nature and architecture in a world premiere by ground-breaking visual artist Joseph Michael.

For three nights as the sun sets over the Domain, the Museum’s iconic building will become the canvas for a full-scale 360-degree projection of a majestic Antarctic iceberg.

Visual artist Joseph Michael has collaborated with composer Rhian Sheehan to create an immersive multi-sensory installation that translates the scale and awe of Antarctica. Listen to the ice crack and drip, creak and groan as colossal sections of ice calve off, set to a dramatic sound score.

A free, fully immersive visual and audio experience for an audience of all ages, while you were sleeping is a New Zealand first, and the largest project of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

As an artist, Joseph Michael seeks out the rare and sublime in the natural world and fuses creative vision with cutting-edge technology. He has worked with revolutionary motion control techniques on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, built 3D time-lapse rigs and created 360-degree cinema experiences.

Bring a blanket and thermos and settle in for the awe-inspiring Antarctica – while you were sleeping, part of the last weekend of Auckland Arts Festival. Check out our other events supporting this ground-breaking installation below.

The show runs on a 45minute loop from 8.30pm until 11.00pm on Friday 24 March, Saturday 25 March and Sunday 26 March. Drop in and take a quick look or stay the whole time – it’s up to you.

Antarctica - While You Were Sleeping: Artist Talk - 24 March, 6:30-9pm

Please note: Pushchair and wheelchair accessible. Parking available.

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