The Auckland Arts Festival's had to cancel its live events and performances this year, 51 in total, sadly, but there are still some spectacular sights to see. The renowned Australian visual artist Amanda Parer is bringing 'Fantastic Planet' - giant inflatable luminous white 'humanoids' who land at different sites across the globe - to Auckland. The pieces will be able to be viewed at the Wynyard Quarter, the Manukau Civic Square and out in Henderson. And they'll be doing the opposite of self-isolating, so people won't be able to miss them. These monumental installations were inspired by René Laloux's famous 1973 animated film of the same name. Amanda joins the show from her base in Tasmania to discuss Fantastic Planet, how she goes about creating these stunning 40 feet illuminated figures, and why she uses animals as the focus of her medium.
6 Mar 2022