House of Mirrors is coming to Auckland Arts Festival
The mirror-gazing experience that has shot to the top of everyone’s must-do lists at Festivals around the globe is on its way to Auckland Arts Festival in March.
The brilliant reimagining of the amusement park classic, House of Mirrors, created by two Australian artists, will park up at the Auckland Arts Festival’s Festival Playground at Silo Park from 8 to 25 March 2018.
A multi-sensory romp through a house-sized kaleidoscope
The mirror has also long fascinated Melbourne installation artists Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney who studied the reflective glass’ recurrence as a motif in art, performance and cinema when designing their geometric wonderland.
“From the outside, it doesn’t give much away. We wanted it to have a sense of being a house, a big ominous structure, the house on the hill. Mirror mazes are a whole metaphor for life. Every moment in life is coming to a point where you make a decision about where to go next,” Wagstaff says.
Navigating through the 40 tonnes of steel and 15 tonnes of glass, each person’s experience of the giant open-air House of Mirrors will differ depending on the time of day they take their journey and the weather conditions at the time. Children, parents, Instagrammers, selfie-takers and anyone who wants to take a good, long look at themselves will enjoy House of Mirrors.
House of Mirrors
Festival Playground, Silo Park, Corner of Jellico and Beaumont Street, Auckland
Thursday 8 to Sunday 25 March 2018
Weekdays 4:00pm to 10:00pm & Weekends 10:00am to 10:00pm.
House of Mirrors is a rain, hail or shine outdoor event.
Mirrors may cause disorientation. You should also prepare yourself for getting lost.
Tickets: $12.50 per person available on the day at the festival playground.