The Performance Arcade—annual festival of live art
Wellington, New Zealand
In this interactive sound installation participants wear wireless headphones, enter a sand-filled shipping container, and encounter a freestanding door in the middle of the space. Each time they pass through the door their movements trigger new binaural sonic environment — a crowded elevator, the New York City subway, the seaside — and become travelers within the finite space of the container.
In the annual Performance Arcade festival, a line of shipping containers provides the venue for a selection of performance installations and a program of events, from live music to live art. Opening onto the inner city waterfront, this performance event engages with a broad community through the public display of installation, performance, live art and digital media.