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Antarctica – While You Were Sleeping

24 Mar 2017 - 26 Mar 2017


Friday 24 March 2017, 8.30pm - Sunday 26 March 2017, 11.00pm

  • Visual art on from 8.30pm-11pm daily
  • Artist Joseph Michael free talk on Antartica: Fri 24 Mar, 6.30pm
  • Panel discussion on climate change: Sat 25 Mar, 6.30pm


Auckland Museum, Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland

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Antarctica – While You Were Sleeping – 24-26 Mar 2017.

Come and experience this incredible free cinematic spectacle during the last weekend of Auckland Arts Festival.

See a full-scale Antarctic iceberg projected onto the walls of Auckland War Memorial Museum and listen to the ice crack and drip, creak and groan as colossal sections of ice calve off.

For three nights as the sun sets over the Domain, Auckland’s most iconic building will become a canvas for a 1:1 scale iceberg.

A unique world premiere, Antartica – While You Were Sleeping is a cinematic collision of nature and architecture on an epic scale.

Ground-breaking visual artist Joseph Michael has collaborated with composer Rhian Sheehan to create an immersive multi-sensory installation which translates the scale and awe of Antarctica.

A New Zealand first, the 360 degree projection of awe inspiring iceberg footage onto all sides of Auckland Museum will be the largest project of its kind in the southern hemisphere.