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MESOVERSE

MESOVERSE

WHAT IS MESOVERSE?


Imagine walking through a secret door,  a journey through a maze like tunnel bursting with creativity and multimedia installations, where physical and digital arts blend together as one and you arrive into an interglatic universe, MESOVERSE!



Mesoverse is an exciting, innovative project with established local artists collaborating with lighting and multimedia specialists to create a public art space like no other! This will be the first of its kind in New Zealand. A large scale immersive artwork and a mixed media playground.



Thanks to the amazing public support and interest, we are extending our opening hours!

From July 16th – August 8th

Special school holidays hours are from 1 – 3pm this Thursday to Saturday.

Then back to regular hours from July 23rd to August 8th: Thurs to Fri 5 -7pm and Sat 2 – 4pm.



The Mesoverse installation space is located at 246 Victoria on The River.



Reviews

Reviews

"I haven't seen anything like Mesoverse ever! Especially not in Hamilton. It was fantastic and such an immersive experience. I would like to see either it or something like it on a list of tourist attractions for Hamilton for sure."
Jake
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"Mesoverse is a totally excellent and engaging installation space. You can spend ages taking in all that is happening in each part of it. Great for kids/teens too. My 13 year old also really enjoyed it!"
Stan
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"Great space! Loved the art, poetry and had great conversation with a couple of the artists".
Tania
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MESOVERSE

MESOVERSE

Mesoverse is an exciting, innovative project with established local artists collaborating with lighting and multimedia specialists to create a public art space like no other! This will be the first of its kind in New Zealand. A large scale immersive artwork and a mixed media playground. In mid 2019, the Immersive Experiences group was gifted a temporary building lease by Hamilton City Council to create the Mesoverse immersive art installation space in the central city.

The Mesoverse installation space is located at 246 Victoria St, backing onto the beautiful Victoria On The River public space. Attendees will be able to walk through the door accessed via Victoria On The River and enter the transformed Mesoverse space.

On the outside of the building facing Victoria On The River, the wall will be illuminated with artworks courtesy of Boon Street Art Festival 2020.


Mesoverse will be open to the public during March, April and May. The Mesoverse installation will also be working cross collaboratively to create the 7 March 2020 Super Saturday of arts events at Victoria On The River, with live music concert Saw Wave, Pecha Kucha Creative Cities guest speakers, food stalls and the Boon Street Art Festival. The installation is FREE to enter, meaning there are no financial barriers for families to attend.

What is immersive art you might ask?
The best way to describe it is a interactive sensory experience for the young and the young at heart!

Imagine walking through a secret door,  a journey through a maze like tunnel bursting with creativity and multimedia installations, where physical and digital arts blend together as one and you arrive into an interglatic universe, MESOVERSE!

Above is photo of back entrance artwork created by artist Pauly Be, one of the collaborating artists for Mesoverse. Paul’s street artwork graces many buildings around the North Island. In 2019 he designed and created panoramic artwork at Auckland’s Britomart for Samsung’s promotional release of the S10.
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What is Immersive Art?

Immersive experiences blur the traditional line of “look but do not touch” models of art. The aim is to have the public interacting with the artwork and thinking about the spaces they are entering.

Immersive art is a space where sound, light, visuals and artwork come together to create an interactive sensory experience. Audiences become part of the experience rather than observers. They become immersed in the creative world.

Currently being touted as the experience economy, research shows immersive art spaces help with city development, tourism and resident well being.
Immersive art experiences are now being implemented across the world as a way of attracting and engaging audiences to come into non-traditional art spaces. These spaces have been featured in shopping malls, exhibition spaces and public places. Immersive art spaces tell a story, weaving together a narrative for audiences to participate in.

Just above is a video example from Otherworld, latest project. Feature photos also include installations from Team Lab, Factory Obscura and Meow Wolf. We encourage you to check out these immersive spaces and the new multi million dollar shopping mall Area 15, designed by the creators of Meow Wolf, the largest immersive art complex in the US, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Contributors

Contributors

Mesoverse has been designed and built by a collective of local artists. 

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Pauly B is a muralist and video artist. His recent works navigate internal worlds, ego, and identity. These works are informed by his 20 years as a student of Zen teachings and his observations of self and others. Pauly’s installation for Mesoverse brings his street art indoors and further explores the real-world physical generating of animation that is typical of his live performances. 

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@pauly.b.artist 

www.paulyb.co.nz

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Artist

Oliver Stewart

Oliver Stewart, AKA Vinvent Nielsen/Glass Shards, has been producing art in Kirikiriroa for the last ten years. Working in a wide variety of media including (but not limited to) painting, photography, video, music and performance, Oliver has had his work shown in several shows around the city. 

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Artist

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Stephanie Christie is a poet and word artist. Her poetry collections are Luce CannonThe Facts of Light, and Carbon Shapes and Dark Matter. She has performed in Hamilton Gardens Art Festival and Fringe Festival, shown visual poetry in the Calder and Lawson Gallery, Studio One Gallery and Weasel Gallery, and was Poetry New Zealand’s 2019 featured poet. Her current obsession is making three dimensional poetry installations.

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Poet

Tyla

Tyla Jane Armstrong is a queer, feminist, bibliotaph and Hamilton based surrealist known for her morbidly fascinating oil paintings and darkly humorous zines

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Tyla Jane Armstrong

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Artist

Craig

Craig is a visual artist, a curator and has worked with galleries, curators and artists throughout New Zealand and as far afield as New York.  He is the director for Boon Street Art Festival and his own artwork can be seen on building walls within Hamilton's central city.  

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Jeremy is a keen researcher and practitioner of immersive experiences and sound design. Jeremy has led some of Hamilton’s most unique sound and light experiences, including Te Ruru Light Festival, Contained Luminensce, PreSuRe (360 sound design with light installation mapping), Sonoscopia (immersive journey of sight and sound) and Sonic Cocktails -(exploring new ways of experiencing music and flavour – through the expert matching of taste and sound, a multi-sensory experience).

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Lauren is an avid fan of immersive experience installations and event set design. She loves any excuse to build things and use power tools. She also likes organising local music events with the aim of creating something outside of the norm of traditional concerts, working in public spaces like Sine Wave ambient music concert and the recent Saw Wave concert at Victoria on the River. She was also a collaborator for Contained Luminscence for Matariki. 

Nina

Nina Charlton is an illustrator and screen printer based in Hamilton. Her work draws from pop culture tropes and use bold colours.

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Nina Charlton

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Artist

Cam

Cam Wilkinson is an Illustrator and graphic designer in Bridge City, Mostly known for his work through his personal brand king of nothing but also enjoys dabbling in a range of other creative media.

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Cam Wilkinson

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Artist

BE Ivolved

Be Involved

Construction of MESOVERSE is currently underway, but we are looking for contributions to help with the project.
Every contribution helps build this unique creative world to
become a multi-faceted experience for the public.
Below are some the ways you can help our local artists and the 
MESOVERSE project.

PARTNERSHIPS

Great partnerships are the foundation to creating fantastic innovative projects!
We are currently looking for special companies willing to come on board to help with our overall project costs.
Your contribution to the arts is very much appreciated.

ELECTRICITY

A multimedia immersive lighting experience needs electricity to make it go and GLOW!
We are looking for an electricity provider to help with our power costs.

MATERIALS

Creating an immersive space takes a lot of materials for the artists. We are currently looking for sponsor contributions in paint, rollers, timber, plywood, Gib and polycarbonate.
We Offer

What We OFFER!

Let's Talk.....We understand your generosity helps build these projects!
PRINCIPAL

Principal

PREmium Sponsorship- $10,000

Limited to two principal
sponsors only.

Name and logo on the dedicated sponsors media wall within the event. The wall is maximised for visual impact, making sure attendees see our supporters.

Your logo will be place in prime first tier position, placed as partnership.

All promotional material with supporters business logo’s.

A big thank you and acknowledgement of your business and its support on social media pages and event pages.

Logo on website including a link back to business website, paragraph about the business and the contribution to the Mesoverse project.

A public acknowledgement of support on all media press releases, radio advertising and radio interviews.

A public acknowledgement and thank you of your contribution to our arts community and an innovative arts event.

An invite to the sponsors only evening with drinks, nibbles and musical performance. This includes a tour and artists walk through discussing the work.

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MAJOR

Major Sponsorship- $5,000

Name and logo on the dedicated sponsors media wall within the event. The wall is maximised for visual impact, making sure attendees see our supporters.

Your logo will be placed on the second tier position.

All promotional material with supporters business logo’s.

A big thank you and acknowledgement of your business and its support on social media pages and event pages.

Logo on website including a link back to business website, paragraph about the business and contribution to the Mesoverse project.

A public acknowledgement of support on media press releases.

A public acknowledgement and thank you of your contribution to our arts community and an innovative arts event.

An invite to the sponsors only evening with drinks, nibbles and musical performance.

SUPPORTING

Supporting

Supporting Sponsorship - $2000

Name and logo on the dedicated sponsors media wall within the event. The wall is maximised for visual impact, making sure attendees see our supporters.

Your logo will be placed on the third tier position.

All promotional material with supporters business logo’s.

A big thank you and acknowledgement of your business and its support on social media pages and event pages.

A public acknowledgement of support on all media press releases and radio interviews.

A public acknowledgement and thank you of your contribution to our arts community and an innovative arts event.

An invite to the sponsors only evening with drinks, nibbles and musical performance.

Supporters

Supporters

MESOVERSE SUPPORTERS:

PRINCIPLE


CHOW : HILL

We are very pleased to say Chow : Hill has been our principal supporter of immersive art projects.
We can’t thank them enough for supporting local arts and artists.

We encourage you to check out their website and their amazing project and architectural designs.



HAMILTON CITY COUNCIL

HCC have supported this innovative art project by helping us gain access to a space. 


MAJOR


ACLX LIGHTING

ACLX have graciously donated their time, expertise and lighting design for the MESOVERSE space.

CREATIVE COMMUNITIES SCHEME (CREATIVE NZ)

Thanks to the Creative Communities Scheme we were able to meet funding targets.


HAMILTON CENTRAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

HCBA have graciously supported local arts with their advice, expertise and securing the space.


Supporting:


Adam Twydle – Electrican
Taine Brown – Builder

Adrian Holroyd – Design builder

Supporters

Supporters

Principle Sponsor

Chow:Hill has graciously supported the Mesoverse installation. Their financial contribution enables artists to create these immersive installations for the public.

About US

Organisers

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Jeremy is a keen researcher and practitioner of immersive experiences. As part of his role as Wintec Research Leader, he has explored the possibilities of how immersive multimodal spaces can play a part in the rejuvenation and cultural vibrancy of a city. He has also lead discussions and talks about how creativity can enhance the wellbeing and enthusiasm of a community.
Jeremy has created some of Hamilton’s most unique sound and light experiences, including Te Ruru Light Festival, Contained Luminensce, PreSuRe (360 sound design with light installation mapping), Sonoscopia (immersive journey of sight and sound) and Sonic Cocktails -(exploring new ways of experiencing music and flavour – through the expert matching of taste and sound, a multi-sensory experience). In late 2019 Jeremy toured China showcasing his multi media soundscape band project Dr Mesmer's Army with fellow Wintec staff. For his day job he was recently appointed as CEO of arts organisation Creative Waikato.

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Composer, Co Organiser

Craig

Craig is a visual artist, a curator and has worked with galleries, curators and artists throughout New Zealand and as far afield as New York. He also works in Creative Development for Creative Waikato. He is a trustee of  the Hamilton Arts Trust and festival director for Boon Street Art Festival. Craig has won several awards for his own personal artwork and has extensively exhibited his work locally, in New Zealand and abroad. His artwork can be seen on building walls within Hamilton's central city. Craig is currently working on several immersive art projects, and organising Boon Street Art Festival 2020.

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Lauren is an avid fan of immersive experience installations and event set design. She organises local music events with the aim of creating something outside of the norm of traditional concerts, working in public spaces. She is also a trustee on the Hamilton Live Music Trust, promoting and advocating for our local music community. She organises the Hamilton music CJ, a music event celebrating our own local music history and recently organised Sine Wave at Victoria on the River featuring ambient music artists. She was also a collaborator for Contained Luminscence for Matariki. Lauren is currently working with the Pecha Kucha Trust and collaborating for the Super Saturday events, including live music series Saw Wave.

Lauren Kerr-Bell

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Co Organiser

Feedback

Feedback

"Loved the Tree of Light and music. Look forward to next year"
David - Facebook
Tree of Light, Te Ruru Light Festival
"It was amazing last night. Well done to everyone involved. The works were beautiful"
Kym - Instagram
Contained Luminscence, Te Ruru Light Festival
"Such events make Hamilton a properly cultured place, at last capable of recognising its prime natural asset".
Richard Swainson - Waikato Times
Sine Wave concert - VOTR
Contact US

Contact US

If you would like to contact us to discuss further
please contact:
 mesoverse[at]gmail.com