A snippet from my column in this week's Insights newsletter on it. Trigger warning if you hit the link: There are pictures.
Gaby Montejo is one of Christchurch’s more interesting artists, and the post-quake Christchurch arts scene is especially entrepreneurial. Gaby, and others, improvised wonderfully around the city’s demolished and ruined spaces, giving everyone little bits of whimsy and beauty.You can subscribe to our newsletter with the little form at the bottom of the column above-linked. If you want a subscription link that doesn't come with risk of pictures of me in a hot tub filled with milk, sign up via Jason Krupp's column on the launch of his report on local government, or Martine's on data and education policy.
I couldn’t really say no when he asked if I’d join in a performance exhibition he was putting on at Christchurch’s Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA).
He wanted a panel discussion about dairy and the environment in an art space surrounded by other works on environmental themes, but different. Rather than sit at the front of the room at a table with a lectern, we sat in Gaby’s “Honeymoon Latte” – a warm hot tub full of milk – for a conversation about dairy, the environment, and economics, and the amusement of a few dozen spectators who came around to listen in.
I assumed my job was to add a few shots of espresso to the mix, and so had a lot of fun.