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ARTSPACE, Level 1, 300 Karangahape Road


5 Mar - 23 Apr (hours vary daily)

Jim Allen: Contact 2011

Jim Allen, NZ. Presented by ARTSPACE

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In 1974 artist Jim Allen presented the performance Contact at the Auckland Art Gallery. Contact would come to be acknowledged as a seminal step in the development performance art, a new radical art form in this country that moving away from the static object into live action. The importance of Allen's role in New Zealand, as an artist and an educator, can be seen in the work of subsequent generations of artists.

Opne late on White Night, 12 March, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

In 2011 Contact will be infused with new life as the historic work is re-preformed at ARTSPACE. At its core Contact speaks about a release from social alienation through collective activity-literally 'making contact'. The three elements-Computer Dance, Parangole Capes and Body Articulation/Imprint-deploy formal structures in which the interplay of bodies use movement, form, sound and light to strive for transcendence.

The three parts of this performance will be featured across the three Saturdays of Auckland Arts Festival.  Documentation and remnants of the performances are shown during the rest of the exhibition.

Free Performances at ARTSPACE
Computer Dance: Sat 5 March 6pm
Parangole Capes: Sat 12 March 6pm
Body Articulation/Imprint: Sat 19 March 6pm

Tue-Fri, 10am-6pm / Sat, 11pm-4pm

IMAGE: Jim Allen, Contact, 1974, Performance at Auckland Art Gallery, Toi O Tamaki. Photos by Bryony Dalfield, courtesy Michael Lett.

Presented by With support from
Artspace CNZ