Fiendish Fun


If you have been weeping with disappointment at missing our Open Late session a couple of weeks ago, dry your eyes because now you can experience some of the fiendish fun in the comfort of your own lounge room.

MBP surprised the crowd with simple, yet very effective shoulder moves, spectacular wedding dresses and  false eyelashes any drag queen would covet.

Supporting the MBP band were Wellington’s own Fiends, (made up of performance artists Samin Son and Matt Brennan) who entertained the 300 strong crowd by smearing ash over themselves, getting almost naked, and creating this site specific video work with  Auckland based artist Karin Hofko.

Fiends fans can see them performing with the Taipei sound / light installation artist Wang Fujui this Thursday 23 August at  Mighty Mighty.

Wang Fujui is one of the pioneers of experimental music and digital art in Taiwan. In 1993, Fujui started noise, the first label and publication about experimental music in Taiwan. He has curated both the Taipei Digital Art Festival and Transonic. As well as performances, Fujui creates installations involving interactivity between sound and light. Fujui is the Head of the Trans-Sonic Lab in the Center for Art and Technology at Taipei National University of the Arts.

White Fungus in association with Audio Foundation is bringing to New Zealand for a series of five events and an exhibition in Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland and Hamilton.

The event series will feature sound performances and temporary light installations by Wang Fujui, as well as performances by a number of New Zealand artists, including Campbell Kneale, Zahra Killeen-Chance, Greg Malcolm, Antony Milton, Samin Son, Din Model, FIENDS, Erica Sklenars, Nick Yeck-Stauffer, The Olsen Twins, Kurt Thomas Paul, Loneskum, UENAI, and Rowan Laing.

For more info check out  Samin Son’s blog.