Sumner Art Window, 17 Marriner Street, Sumner, Christchurch

07/10/2013 - 11/10/2013

The Body Festival 2013

Production Details

“After Nietzsche famously announced, “God is dead,” he continued: we have lost the spectator. The emergence of the internet means the return of the universal spectator.” (Groys, 2013)

An abbreviation of ‘anonymous’, and an old English word meaning ‘soon, presently’ Anon is a weeklong inhabitation of the Sumner Art Window by Choreographer Joshua Rutter. During the week he will be setting up situations in the gallery based around the increasing presence of Computer Vision (CV) in our day-to-day activities, and how it might affect our behaviours and experiences. As one aspect of the evermorevisible surveillance we are subject to from commercial and governmental interests, CV is a timely object for contemplation.

Rutter will be offering training facilities for tactical face recognition avoidance set amidst more freeform operations with camouflage, stealth, and drones.


Artist Joshua Rutter 
Venue Sumner Art Window17 Marriner Street, Sumner 
Date/Time Mon 7th October – Fri 11th October 
Rutter will be inhabiting the space all day so feel free to encounter him as you wish. 
Fri 11th October 6.00pm there will be a formal presentation 
Cost Donation

Dance ,

12 hours per day

Wellingon City Council
Aotearoa Gaming Trust
Creative NZ
Auckland City Council