Blockbusters Exhibition << that was then…

9 06 2012

Dick Frizzell, Otis Frizzell & Mike Weston had the BLOCKBUSTER event exhibition of 2012 at Saatchi & Saatchi, the Strand in Auckland… next?!?

/ watch that space/ Guilty of ART!//


IntErupt | Fake Taupō Festerval | unofficial posters

26 03 2012

download, print, use & distribute as you like under creative commons license…

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ARTIVIST : website <<< new site / classic statements

24 02 2011

ARTIVIST : propagande par le fait

9 09 2010

ARTIVIST : creative has started work on a new model of PR based on the concept of propagande par le fait – or Propaganda of the deed…

The basic concept is from the Italian revolutionary Carlo Pisacane (1818–1857), who wrote in his “Political Testament” (1857) that “ideas spring from deeds and not the other way around.” Mikhail Bakunin (1814–1876), in his “Letters to a Frenchman on the Present Crisis” (1870) stated that “we must spread our principles, not with words but with deeds, for this is the most popular, the most potent, and the most irresistible form of propaganda.”[1]

>>> more to follow…

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Tuffery / Rhombus installation system design

1 03 2010

ARTIVIST : creative on a unique stage set & projection system for SirMT (Michel Tuffery) in a collaboration with Rhombus.

The demands of this system were simple but impressive; ARTIVIST : creative JoFF Rae & Michel Tuffery M.N.Z.M. developed this system with specific choreographed content & performance.

“This is an amazing project that is specifically for export” says JoFF, “the idea has been met with gasps of excitement from key International festival organisers & they are building their productions to suit our installation!”

ARTIVIST : creative is investing in specialised equipment including fibre optic dual SC cable to meet the specific demands of Tuffery… “he has asked for cameras in specific areas of the installation that are difficult to get to – especially when he wants to be at front of house” says JoFF Rae, “this system involves the Ohm64 controller, the 21″ Wacom Cintiq interactive pen display & some trick kit on the DV camera tip… the fibre optic cable is expensive but will make a massive difference!”

Other features of the custom kit are the 5 massive projectors, the 9m square 3D mesh structure known as the ‘Kina’ (a fantastic mesh sculpture by Tuffery that receives a multiple composite projection through it) & composed visuals across 30 square meters of projections.

Tuffery uses a library of archive footage from the Pacific Islands including Rarotonga & Samoa with modern images & video loops creating a visual narrative to compliment the exquisitely produced music of Rhombus.

NYE Music Mountain Matakana

6 12 2009

featuring Salmonella Dub, Ladi 6, Whirimako Black, MC Mana, DLT & a heap of others… the gig rocked & was a success for those involved in the performance…

ARTIVIST provided projections & was there to take stock & audit the event for the independent promoter – indicating plans to continue holding large format events in the bush of Matakana.

Venue owner Nigel Rowthorne is a legend in Rock N Roll in New Zealand & Internationally & has built the venue over the last 27 years…

ARTIVIST : creative provide TD & visuals for NZ artists at AWME

24 11 2009

ARTIVIST : creative provide technical direction & visuals for NZ performers at AWME 2009 including Rhombus (with Michel Tuffery MNZM), Little Bushmen, Mihirangi, Tama Waipera & the NOMAD.

“It was an honor to work with such a calibre of act & a high level of artistic integrity” said JoFF Rae… “the features of the Expo for me were hanging out with legendary graff’ artist HAHA, artists Ero & the NOMAD & the jam with the Mad Professor!  The Rhombus performance & working with Tuffery again was the cream!”

The Expo in Melbourne was a success for CNZ & the artists with a stream of bookings!  The contingent from NZ had showcases in the Black Box at the Melbourne Arts Center, a nice room with an intimate feel & a capacity of not more than 250.

Looking forward to 2010!  Special thanks to CNZ, Koa & the NOMAD.

Rhombus / Little Bushmen to perform at prestigious AWME, Melbourne

3 10 2009

Rhombus & Little Bushmen have been invited to perform for an exclusive audience as a showcase at the Australasian World Music Expo, November at the Melbourne Arts Center.


ARTIVIST : creative is designing a unique visualscape set & system with Modul8 driven content from Michel Tuffery MNZMARTIVIST : creatives to develop on concepts involving visuals in the Rhombus performance for this showcase…

The exclusive Little Bushmen showcase will involve some suitable choreographed ARTIVIST : creative visual content… Warren Maxwell & ARTIVIST : creative JoFF Rae have worked together on several projects over the last 20 years including Skapa, Southside of Bombay & very early Trinity (before the “Roots” was added)…

“This is exciting… two of the most artistic & creative contemporary bands in New Zealand & we get to make stuff with them” says JoFF… “then we get to present in an exclusive showcase scenario in my favourite city other than Wellington… can’t get better!!!”

DT – Greerton Library Wall…

17 07 2009

DT on the job again – this time with Youth on the Greerton Library Wall…

“Greerton Library had a face-lift this weekend. In a move to discourage graffiti, Tauranga City Council and Safe Tauranga commissioned a giant mural celebrating Matariki.” – Sun Live


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ARTIVIST : artist Dan Tippett & Otis Frizzell draw big!

9 07 2009

ARTIVIST : artist Dan Tippett & mate Otis Frizzell draw it big for Nokia in a street level experiential campaign…

… this is a great example of Urban Art as a commercially powerful tool… or is that a commercially POWERFUL COOL!