Helping Hand

Helping Hand

Helping Hand

240 mins
Sat 28 Oct 6:30 PM
Foyer, Carriageworks
Wheelchair Access

General Admission


Presented by Performance Space
Australian Premiere


"Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me
And the entire human race..."

-Michael Jackson, 1991

In this de-centered, social mediatised time, what can it mean to engage with politics through a live, in-the-flesh encounter with someone else -- a stranger even? Are we still likely to feed into our own cultural and political bubble or can we explore our politics with someone who is positioned somewhere else from ourselves?

Helping Hand is a series of performances throughout Liveworks where Aotearoa (New Zealand) artist Mark Harvey explores and exchanges different modes of politics with punters and passers-by. Inviting audiences to crawl, lie down, wrestle, or stroll with him, you will find Harvey all over Carriageworks throughout the festival, ready to engage in conversation and action, and bringing a fresh perspective to even the most immovable political issues of our time. 




This is a free event taking place throughout the Liveworks fesitval.