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Friday 18th-Monday 28th October 2019
Piki Mai, an abstract audio visual artwork, creates a wondrous illusion through large scale projection and lighting on Nelson’s Christ Church Cathedral and the Church Steps. Originally created for the 2011 Nelson Arts Festival, Piki Mai tells the story of Nelson in a visually spectacular way.
The content of Piki Mai artwork is based on a wide range of images and text from earlier times: paintings, drawings, photos, film, newspaper and magazine articles, historical and mythical records and personal stories. The maker of the work Michael Hodgson, with the help of his digital collaborator Chris Macmillan, has woven these literal provocations into an abstract moving image work that is a feast for the eyes.
Pic’s Piki Mai will begin on the evening of the Mask Parade & Carnivale, Friday 18 October. Make a night of it and help us kick off the 2019 Nelson Arts Festival!
Presented by Nelson Arts Festival
Proudly supported by Pic's Peanut Butter and Light Nelson.