Mick Douglas & Denise Batchelor
The Performance Arcade, Wellington New Zealand 26 Feb – 1 March 2020

rise invites coming into relation with planetary uncertainty through video installation, sculptural process and durational performance in correspondence with the incoming tide every afternoon and evening of the Arcade.

Pacific Ocean navigation charts – a representational way of capturing and sharing knowledge that emerged with the interests of colonisation and extractive trade and industry – are transformed in paper to relocate the human with rather than separate from earth systems.  For every hour of incoming tide, we invite members of the public to commit to join in a 30minute shift of bearing silent witness to the rising tide.

Over the 5-day duration of the Arcade the witnesses of Pacific Ocean waters gather as a collection of portrait photographs provoking questions of our human selves amongst more than human earthly and unknown forces.

rise performance occurs hourly with the incoming tide.  Just come down and find us in the blue container furthermost out to the NE corner of the wharf promenade behind Te Papa.

To join in a performance, please arrive ***at least 5-10 minutes earlier*** than a start time below.  Dress for the day’s weather to be comfortable in the outdoor harbourside conditions.

Remaining performance time slots are:

Fri 28 Feb:  from 3:53pm (low tide of 0.7m) then at 4:53pm ; 5:53pm, 6:53pm, 7:53pm, and at 8:53pm till the 9:48pm high tide of 1.5m)

Sat 29 Feb: 4:31pm (low tide of 0.7m) then at 5:31pm, 6:31pm, 7:31pm, 8:31pm, 9:31pm through to 10:31pm (high tide of 1.5m)

Sun 1 March:  5.14pm (low tide of 0.7m), then 6:14pm, 7:14pm, 8:14pm, 9.14pm, 10.14pm through to 11:13pm (high tide of 1.6m)