Otago Polytechnic

Described as a “love song to Aotearoa’s rivers, wetlands, foreshore, and seabed”, an Otago Polytechnic lecturer’s light-filled vision will emanate from a Dunedin shop front in the latest installation organised by Dunedin Dream Brokerage.

Time and Tide, by David Green, a lecturer at Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin School of Art, opens on Thursday 19 September in a vacant store on George St, between Hanover and Frederick streets.

The installation, which will be turned on between 6pm-10pm, runs until 29 September.

David says Time and Tide is a celebration of the waters that surround Dunedin, adding: “Water is a shapeshifter whose migration knows no boundary.”

Bringing David’s vision to life, five light projectors will play footage of gentle tidal scenes on to the walls of the space, the colours spilling beyond the shop’s front window and on to the path outside.

Dunedin Dream Brokerage has delivered 35 unique events since its launch (as Urban Dream Brokerage) in 2015, and aims to activate the city’s under-utilised buildings through a lively and diverse programme.

“Property owners work with us to re-invigorate the city centre. By bringing temporary life to a vacant property and showing its potential, they increase its chances of being tenanted,” explains Kate Schrader, of Dunedin Dream Brokerage.

“We are really pleased to be working with David once again, after our last collaboration, 1954, in 2017.

“We can't wait to see how the community responds to this beautiful temporary installation, which gently nudges us to contemplate the waters around us in the heart of the CBD.”

Dunedin Dream Brokerage is funded by Ara Toi Ōtepoti, the Dunedin City Council’s Arts and Culture Strategy, with support from the Otago Chamber of Commerce and Otago Polytechnic.


Published on 17 Sep 2019

Orderdate: 17 Sep 2019
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