FREE HAPPINESS

August 1, 2016 |  by  |  Direction & Collaboration, Future Hotel, Performance, Theatre  |  Share

Free Happiness PAINT& SN

FREE HAPPINESS

By Future Hotel

An exchange: money for things, things for value in use. Watch your spending grow, or use money to create more and walk right out the door with it. Personal increase in wealth assured.

Free Happiness is a performance experience that creates a tailored economy. Buy your ticket for $20 and receive twenty-one $1 coins in return. Over the next 90 minutes the artists will do all they can to win back, re circulate, account for, waste, value and devalue your money.

Brought to you by Future Hotel (Nisha Madhan & Stephen Bain) whose acts of public intervention alter all known futures.

Participation is mandatory.

FREE HAPPINESS
At Basement Theatre
2 – 6 August // 6.30pm
Tickets $20

BOOK HERE

WATCH FREE HAPPINESS VIDEOS


2nd August // Economically Irresponsible Night
3rd August // Arts Administrators and Accountants Night
4th August // Changemakers and Trail Blazers Night
5th August // Student Debt and Mortgagees Night
6th August // Non-Conformists Night

Future Hotel Arts Advice Bureau (FHAAB)

February 16, 2016 |  by  |  Future Hotel  |  Share

Future Hotel Arts Advice Bureau (FHAAB)

Practical and creative advice for artists.

 

We all know what it’s like to momentarily lose our way in the lead up to the opening of a new show or the unveiling of a new piece of art.
Everyone from artists to reception staff can experience difficulties ranging from purely practical to existentially chaotic challenges.
At least nine out of ten of us feel a moment of panic when we realise that we actually have to come up with the goods but are afraid that everyone will discover that we are a fraud.
It’s at these times that you may think “I should just give up,” “why did I say yes?” or “there’s no way we can ever make any money out of this.”

It’s important to know that these thoughts are a vital part of the process and that they are better out than in. Rather than concentrating on eliminating the feeling or letting it keep you up at night, talk to the Future Hotel Arts Advice Bureau (FHAAB) about it.

At FHAAB we provide everything from practical solutions to creative brainstorming.  With us you can rely on an open and patient ear to your concerns and a hands on approach to affect a rich and fulfilling experience.

No problem is too great a burden.  Bring your greatest fears, your haziest uncertainties and we will talk them through with you.
Representatives from institutional arts organisations and political parties are equally welcome.

The Future Hotel Arts Advice Bureau will open from 12-2pm on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th of February at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, 420 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi as part of the They Come From Far Away live performance series.

Festival of Uncertainty

May 8, 2014 |  by  |  Future Hotel, Production, Theatre  |  Share

Festival of Uncertainty

IQ2

November 2, 2013 |  by  |  Direction & Collaboration, Future Hotel, Public Performances  |  Share

WINNER – Best in Outdoor (NZ Fringe Awards)

FUTURE HOTEL presents IQ2 (Intimate Questions 2)

SUITABLE FOR ANYONE WITH EARS.

Are you an introvert or extrovert?

Are you a dreamer or a schemer?

Are you more good looking than most people you know?

Are you looking for someone?

Have you been waiting for someone who will take you into the future?

Find your answers at IQ2, Future Hotel’s latest public and private personality test.

IQ2 is a group questionaire and public happening. Participants answer a series of questions with simple movements creating a human pie chart of the personal, moral, and futuristic statistics of the group.

We have 20 sets of wireless headphones. Put them on. Listen and respond. Meet strangers.

Take a breath.
Think of the future.
Begin.

COLLABORATORS: Nisha Madhan, Stephen Bain & Jeff Henderson

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UPCOMING SESSIONS:

14 FEBRUARY @ SPLORE FESTIVAL

15-16 & 22-23 FEBRUARY @ HAMILTON GARDENS FESTIVAL

1-2 FEBRAURY @ WELLINGTON FRINGE FESTIVAL

WEBSITE

GALLERY

ESSAY

IQ2 Fringe Programme artwork - NEW

The Magnificent Western Park Open

November 2, 2012 |  by  |  Future Hotel, Public Performances  |  Share

 

(Image by Naomi Lamb)

ART IN THE DARK

 9 & 10 NOVEMBER 2012

WESTERN PARK

PONSONBY-AUCKLAND

Come and play shadow tennis with Future Hotel. Slicker than your average match, The Magnificent Western Park Open will use a giant, interactive wall, wireless racquets, endless colours and a soundtrack you build all on your own.

COLLABORATORS: Nisha Madhan, Stephen Bain & Drew McMillan

Art in the Dark Website

GALLERY

Intimate Questions

November 2, 2012 |  by  |  Future Hotel, Public Performances  |  Share

Conceived for Feeding Habits, a performance night at The Audio Foundation in Myers Park.

IQ (Intmite questions) is a group questionaire and public choreography. Participants answer a series of questions delivered to them through wireless headphones with simple movements creating a human pie chart of the personal, moral, and futuristic statistics of the group.

Come alone, leave together.

COLLABORATORS: Nisha Madhan & Stephen Bain

Fred Talks

November 2, 2012 |  by  |  Future Hotel, Production, Public Performances  |  Share

FRED TALKS is a weekly series of local artist talks  hosted by Nisha Madhan.  Guest speakers are invited to talk to an audience for one hour on a subject of their choosing, followed by a light supper. FRED TLAKS was inspired by NIGHTSCHOOL a similar programme run by the Frederick Street Sound and Light Exploration Scoiety.

FRED TALKERS: John Radford, Chris O’Connor, Cat Ruka & Alexa Wilson.

SPECIAL BONUS FRED TALKER: Janet McAllister on Death and Dying in Picture Books.

Beckett Says

November 2, 2012 |  by  |  Future Hotel, Public Performances  |  Share


Headphone experience and performance for public places

DO AS I SAY, SAY AS I DO…

Beckett Says is a sound experience and incidental performance in the city. Public participants wear headphones and follow instructions, while passers by and observers are gently invited in to watch, react and interact.

Beckett Says invites fresh ways of seeing and being in public space. It acknowledges the shifts in reality we experience every day, being in an urban environment. To observe and to be observed is part of human nature and in the city we are constantly adjusting our behaviour to this notion subconsciously.

Beckett Says also encourages a sense of intimacy in the city. Like an intimate inner voice, the soundtrack speaks quietly and calmly to you, creating a comforting environment where participants feels freer to be their private selves within this public space. Often in public we feel our behaviour is monitored as the public self. In this way Beckett Says is a way of being private and public at the same time.
The game usually ends in laughter and interaction between participants who did or did not know each other earlier, and between participants and observers.

COLLABORATORS: Stephen Bain, Nisha Madhan with Sam Hamilton and Lara Fischel-Chisholm

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