Past Wellington Event: VOL 18

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VOL 18

February 17, 2013
@ Wellington Waterfront

We're delighted to present our first session of the year as part of the  annual Performance Arcade - located in a network of containers located on the eastern side of Te Papa facing Chaffers Marina.

Come along and enjoy our beautiful waterfront, check out the performances and exhibitions in the Performance Arcade - before settling in for our PechaKucha Night Welly session.  Cash bar, coffee and crepes available! 

Presenter's titles follow:

Chris Lipscombe // We will work with you - Wellington Media Collective 1978 - 1998 // Founder Collective Member and Connector //

Randi Janelle // Generation Bot // Poet: Photographer //

Jospehine O'Sullivan // A Life of Its Own // Executive Producer, Performance Arcade //

James Nokise // A Concise History of New Zealand Race Relations…..Abridged // Comedian and Writer//

Simon Bowden and Bryna O'Brien// A new way to fund and engage in the arts - and it's yours// Boosted - by the Arts Foundation //

Tim Whitta // Passing the Beat - Batterie  100// Music Director - Strike Percussion//

Philippa Gander // Are you in Synch//Director: Sleep – Wake Research Centre, Massey University

Deidre Tarrant // Footnote Dance Company//

Marco Sonzogni // How to write a painting // Director: NZ Centre for Literary Translation //

Christopher McElroen // title to be confirmed

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Passing the Beat: Batterie 100

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Music director Tim Whitta tells us about the Batterie 100 precussion project, a program that hosts workshops at Wellington-area schools, teaching kids how to play precussion instruments. It is a part of Strike, a high energy drumming group that performs throughout New Zealand. 

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We Will Work With You

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Chris Lipscombe, tells us the story of the Wellington Media Collective, originally in  1978 - 1998.  A founding collective member and connector, Lipscombe expounds on the history of the organization and its involvement with the community and government of New Zealand.


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A Life of Its Own

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Josephine O'Sullivan,  executive producer of the Performance Arcade, the venue for this PechaKucha night. She shares some of the arcade's previous exhibits, and reveals some of the behind the scenes concepts and events that have occurred there. 

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Being Unsafe in a Safe Place

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Deirdre Tarrant discusses her personal history and her dance school in Wellington. She discsses a bit about her dance school's history, its students, and its activities.

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A Concise History of Race Relations in New Zealand ... Abridged

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

James Nokise gives us a comedic rundown on the history of New Zealand, its diversity, and its rugby team. He talks about New Zealand's original inhabitants, its immigrants, and encourages racial understanding and acceptance across the board. 

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@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Marco Sonzogni, author of the book "How to Write a Painting", explains what the word 'ecphrasis' means by showing us just how difficult it is to capture the feelings of a painting in words.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 28, 2013.

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Circadian Rhythm

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Philippa Gander describes what the circadian rhythm is and its importance to life. Philippa is working to find a way to manipulate the circadian rhythm to help humans boldly go where none have been before.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 31, 2013.

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Boybot Boyfriend

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Poet Randi Eaton is in love with her Boybot Boyfriend; an semi-sentient replacement for her deadbeat ex-bf. She sings praises of the A.I. that tends to her every need, listens to her issues, and satisfies needs only a cyber man could. 

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Get Boosted for the Arts

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Simon Bowden and Bryna O'Brien discuss their plans for Boosted, a new crowdfunding website for the arts in New Zealand. They talk about how they got the funding for boosted, what the arts foundation in New Zealand does, and projects that were on the website when Boosted launched in March 2013.


Randi Janelle
Creator in Asheville
Marco Sonzogni
Lecturer , Victoria University of Wellington in Wellington
Deirdre Tarrant
in Wellington
Tim Whitta
in Wellington
Chris Lipscombe
in Wellington
Simon Bowden
Executive Director, The Arts Foundation in Wellington
Philippa Gander
Scientist, Massey University in Wellington
James Nokise
Comedian / Writer, Freelance in Wellington
Josephine O'Sullivan
Performing Arts Producer , Self-Employed in Wellington
Bryna O'Brien
Project Administrator, Boosted in Wellington