In this modern world of technology and accessories, gadgets and
gidgets, it's good to know some things remain the same. In the Kiosk
for this merry season, Ani O'Neill presents the best present of
all - a crocheted cell phone cover, for the Manager with everything.
But wait - there's more! With the addition of a couple of black
sparkling eyes, and with it's antenna transformed into a jutting
and hungry tongue, suddenly the cell phone becomes a snake!
Lusciously colored and joyfully asetheticised, Ani O'Neill incorporates
the sometimes diverse cultural mix of her dual Rarotongan and New
Zealand cultural heritage into her practice. Playful, seductive,
and defiantly user-friendly, Ani's work draws on the traditional
handcrafts and arts of crochet, tivaevae, and lei-making, laced
with art-historical, pop cultural, and personal histories.
KIOSK is a permanent
public art site for temporary installations of new audio, screen-based,
and object based work, twenty four hours a day / seven days a week.
Located on the corner
of High and Manchester Streets (outside Java Cafe) in Christchurch, New
Zealand. Check out the web site for documentation and further info: www.physicsroom.org.nz/oblique/kiosk/
The Physics Room Programme
- July to Dec 2001
The Physics Room programme
is proudly supported by Creative New Zealand/Toi Aotearoa
Thanks to 0800 Phantom
and Christchurch City Council.