La Mama, La Galleria, 47 Great Jones St, NYC, USA

19/03/2015 - 22/03/2015

Toi Poneke Gallery, 61 Abel Smith Street, Wellington

17/02/2010 - 27/02/2010

NZ Fringe Festival 2010

New Zealand Performance Festival New York

Production Details

Based around five years of obsessive daily to-do lists; constructed of ancient timber from a defunct mental institution and some very tricky wiring; set to a soundtrack composed for thirty-five naked speaker cones and entirely powered by vintage racing bicycles, Nag mixes obsession, sweat, light, text, visual art, implicit statistical failure and humour into a coherent whole. 

Presented by previous Fringe Visual Art award winners afterburner as part of NZ Fringe 2010 at Toi Poneke, Nag is an installation powered by the artists themselves that focuses on creative obssession and takes sustainability to a bizarre and kafkaesque level.

During the day Nag uses a mixture of vintage technology and electronics to explore the obsessive desire to create, and during the evening the artists will use the installation itself as a studio to produce and produce and produce non-stop, and even create things for their audience. All the while riding vintage bicycles to power the installation and their equipment, and so running the risk of failure if they slow down. 

Ceaseless self-propulsion being one way to deal with projects that never finish, with drawings that never look right, with roads that go nowhere. Don’t examine. Don’t slow down. Just nag yourself to make and make and make and make.  

17th-27th February, gallery open 10am-5.00pm
Performances 5.30-7.30pm daily [you may come and go; it’s random -ed]
Toi Poneke Gallery, 61 Abel Smith Street.
Free/koha entry


La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
La Galleria
March 19, 20 & 22
at 1pm – 5:30pm

New Zealand Performance Festival New York

Theatre , Performance installation ,

Wellingon City Council
Aotearoa Gaming Trust
Creative NZ
Auckland City Council