Posts Tagged ‘Gerard Crewdson’

The Mourners Return

February 5, 2013 |  by  |  Performance, Uncategorized  |  Share

Let the Mourners take your sadness, grievances, misery and complaints and transform them into joy!
Inside the Wailing Chamber the All Seeing Ocular Oracle presides over the Ritual of Grievance Transformation.
Here you will pierce the Tear of Sorrow and release your grief in a cathartic, uplifting ceremony!
Can I see another’s woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another’s grief, and not seek for kind relief?


The Wailing Chamber @ Te Papa

In AUCKLAND @ THE FRINGE FESTIVAL Fri 15 + Mon 18 February – Sat 23 February, 12 noon

The Wailing Chamber @ Fringe

With Jeff Henderson, Stephen Bain, Nell Thomas and Gerard Crewdson

Rising Tides

December 9, 2012 |  by  |  Insipirations  |  Share

(artwork by Gerard Crewdson)

Spent two days in Wellington at the Rising Tides Festival put together by Sound Explorers…Gerard tells tremendous tales, Hermione throws piano tantrums,  Nell cooks dreams in crockpots, Bill Direen where have you been?, Johnny Marks Johnny Johnny Johnny, JEFF conducts with faces, c a l m  d o w n, Badd Energy/Futurians – you make me think wild things, D A Y 4, Stephen my Stephen, and Dan deservedly did not give me a ride to the airport…SUPERSTARS…

The Wailing Chamber

November 2, 2012 |  by  |  Performance, Public Performances  |  Share


Interactive street performance – The Mourners collect messages of grief from all around the city then perform a ceremony to release the grief for good. Participants can take part in the ceremony or stand outside and listen to the rapturous wailing. Commissioned for Festival of Carnivale (Wellington City Council) October 2011.

COLLABORATORS: Jeff Henderson, Gerard Crewdson, Stephen Bain & Nisha Madhan