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This One Thing - Object Workshop

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Through this art and technology workshop participants get the chance to contribute an item of personal significance (and the story attached to it) to the interactive installation 'This One Thing', which will be presented the following weekend at The Performance Arcade from February 23- 25 on the Wellington Waterfront by Te Papa.

'This One Thing' seeks to find meaning in the everyday things that occupy our homes and our lives. Humans have long used physical objects as sites of meaning, with some artifacts becoming repositories for memories and personal narratives. During the installation members of the public are invited to explore a collection of objects that have been embedded with oral histories through RFID technology, which link digital information to physical items.

For more information on the installation and The Performance Arcade visit this link: www.theperformancearcade.com/sarahburrell

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How does it work?

- You will bring an item along to the workshop.

- During the workshop we will record your story, which will then be crafted into a soundscape and attached to your object using RFID technology.

- During The Performance Arcade visitors will be able to handle your object and listen to your story, which will be totally anonymous.

- Your item will be on loan for the duration of the Arcade and will be returned to you afterwards. (Even better, donate something you no longer need and we will donate it to charity after the Arcade closes.)

What sort of thing should I bring?

- The installation is organised into classes of objects:

  • A thing from childhood

  • A thing you no longer need

  • A thing to do with love

  • A thing you stole

  • Another thing (none of the above)

- We ask that for safety and usability reasons the object comply with the following specifications:

  • Not have a value of over $50

  • Not be larger than 30cm x 30cm (should be able to sit on an A4 piece of paper) or be too heavy for an average person to carry

  • Not be something irreplacable (while we will take all precaution to ensure your item's safety, things can happen)



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