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Performance: Cardboard Confessional

Performance: Cardboard Confessional

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  • Sat 24 Sep ’16, 12:30pm – 4:00pm


Spark Park, 91 Hereford Street, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Cardboard Confessional:
Audrey Baldwin, Oscar Bannan, Bridget Harris, Neil MacLeod, Annemieke Montagne Pat Parkin, Jen Kate Shields.

This is a space where we invite you to confess, not your sins, but your frustrations. We invite you to vocalise, exercise and recycle your woes into a collaborative community artwork. Better out than in! Frustration is not a sin!

For the past three weeks, the group has been working on the design and construction of Cardboard Confessional - a performance piece that focuses on the identity of being a Christchurch citizen and the fragile nature of the city.

The group has worked to design a performative artwork, which offers a place to vent frustrations, as well as providing a space for critical thinking about the rebuild. The public is invited to participate by can range from everyday inconveniences of daily life in Ōtautahi to the confession of a bad deed or experience.

The performance consists of two acts: act one being the physical construction of the confessional, which will be handmade by the group out of cardboard; a nod to the cardboard cathedral, the temporary nature of inner-city Christchurch and the need to find DIY solutions within communities. Act two will be the actual confessions taking place, as audience members walk into the structure and speak anonymously with members of the group to share their confessions.

The group will be onsite from 12:30pm.

With thanks to Life in Vacant Spaces, Christchurch City Council, and White Elephant Trust for making this event possible.

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