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Good Fortune

Immersive and interactive performance by Borderline Arts Ensemble

Event Details


Thu 16 Mar 2017 until Sun 19 Mar 2017


10.00am until 11.00am


The Performance Arcade, Wellington Waterfront



Good Good Fortune is an immersive and interactive performance experience that was inspired by a re-reading of Sophocle’s Oedipus Rex and a discourse between the issues of fate and free-will in the hero's tragic story.

At the core of this work lies an enquiry about the ways in which we consider ourselves to be fortunate or misfortunate, and the significance or mis-representation of luck across our diverse societies and cultures, advocating both conscientious decision-making and intuitive reaction.

Audience members are individually led through a series of games, questions, chance activities, and instinctive response that ultimately lead them to the selection of their personal “fortune”.
This live performance installation engages the audience in a reflection upon the role of fortune in our lives, and considers our agency in creating our own experiences and circumstances. Good Good Fortune was first conceived during Borderline Arts Ensemble director Lucy Marinkovich’s artist residency at INSTINC Singapore Art Gallery in 2016, supported by the Asia New Zealand Foundation and Creative New Zealand. 

Thursday 16 - Sunday 19th March only.

Lucy Marinkovich developed Good Fortune while on an artists residency in Singapore, assisted by an Asia New Zealand Foundation arts grant