They Come from Far Away: A Performance Series

They come from far away is a live performance series featuring a mixture of visiting artists from Finland, Germany, the UK, across Aotearoa and other places. The series will explore notions of the familiar/unfamiliar, being alien/belonging, being foreign/local and being seen/unseen.

Co-curated by Leena Kela (Finland), Christopher Hewitt (Germany) with Titirangi’s Mark Harvey, the series will be situated in and around Te Uru, as well as in locations plotted around the surrounding environment. Live performances will be accompanied by video screenings and public talks.

Artists include: Antti Laitinen, Eero Yli-Vakkuri, Pilvi Porkola in collaboration with Claire O’Neil, Matthew Cowan, Leena Kela, val smith, Stephen Bain and Nisha Madhan, Joshua Sofaer, Oblivia, Mark Harvey and Sean Curham.

Kindly supported by the Chartwell Trust, FRAME, Arts Promotion Center Finland and TINFO.

10 February - 13 February 2016

Download a full programme and schedule of performances here.
See video footage of performances on our Vimeo page here.
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