Q Theatre is teaming up with a class of children from Newton Central School to create a site-specific performance that will have you seeing Auckland’s skyline from a whole new perspective.
Love it or loathe it, the Civic Administration Building on the edge of Aotea Square is an Auckland landmark - and is set to become a symbol of our changing city. LOOKOUT will take audiences on a journey to the top of this iconic tower, which is poised for redevelopment into residential apartments. Before the developers move in and transform the site, LOOKOUT will challenge audiences to consider the city from all angles - taking place against one of the best panoramic views of the CBD. LOOKOUT is a chance to engage with a total stranger from the younger generation, and share in their vision, dreams and ideas for the city of the future.
LOOKOUT is created by London artist, curator and writer Andy Field who specialises in interactive experiences between strangers, in a variety of locations. His work challenges the participants to re-consider their relationship with others, and the world around them. Field’s work has been presented across the UK including the Southbank Centre (London), and the Natural History Museum (London), and internationally by organisations such as Abrons Arts Centre (New York), and the Festival Of Live Art (Melbourne). He is a regular contributor to publications including The Guardian, Exeunt, This Is Tomorrow, and co-director of the award-winning artist community Forest Fringe.