City Gallery

Past event

Tuatara Open Late: Moniker-Ingram Studio Sessions (Cancelled)


Due to COVID-19 Level 2 restrictions, we have unfortunately had to cancel Moniker-Ingram Studio Sessions.

Presented in association with Simon Ingram: The Allegorical Impulse.

In this live studio session, Simon Ingram and Moniker (Samuel Scott, Luke Buda, and Conrad Wedde from Phoenix Foundation) will create three paintings on Monadic Device. Ingram collaborated with John-Paul Pochin to develop this painting machine, which interprets a user's brainwaves—via a consumer-grade electroencephalogram (EEG) headset—to generate a wandering line. Ingram will be connected to the machine as Moniker play. The Device will create a musical output via a midi device, creating an extra layer of sound. Grey matter meets paint matter and sound energy.

Ingram is an Auckland artist whose work uses art-science approaches to explore the interconnectedness of things. Wellington's Moniker are behind the soundtracks for the films Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Boy. Ingram says, 'With painting it still seems as if the old questions, what to paint and how to paint it, are the ones I return to. The studio sessions with Moniker provide a completely different way to go about asking these questions.'