State of Thin Air

100 Peterborough St

A Bouncy Castle placed on a gravel pit. A sovereign state that has a singular piece of architecture. A resilient preschool run to office hours. The absurd met with the practical, the bouncy castle artist residency is designed to teach, to learn and to most of all explore ideas, issues, Christchurch, art and the public sphere.

LIVS role:

Site access, power


About this project

Within their resilient architecture Hana Aoake, Victoria Carran, Zoe Crook, and Louise Rutledge present the Sovereign State of Thin Air.  These four artists all practice in the public realm creating performances, installations and instigating activities.

Agenda items included surrealism (playing with food), visiting the wizard and his apprentices, story time, and morning bounce (roll call/assembly).  Topics up for discussion included reality vs fiction, guerrilla aesthetic, and the space between my public and your public.  Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Supported by:

The Social, CERA's Winter Chill grant, All Good Bananas, Phantom Billstickers and Honest Organics NZ


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