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Fully excited for Semi-Permanent!
The best creative conference on offer is almost right here, right now. It's less than a month away to Semi-Permanent, who just announced schedules and the addition of its final speaker, New York-based artist and self-proclaimed tinkerer, Kelli Anderson.
Perhaps best known for creating a perfectly counterfeited NY Times in 2008, which caught bleary-eyed commuters off guard with stories from a progressive utopian future, Kelli will be speaking from her vast design experience that covers drawing, photography, cutting, and printing. Amongst many projects, Kelli recently created a paper record player that garnered major media attention around the world, and also spoke at TedX in 2011.
From wedding invitations to Utopian newspapers, Kelli Anderson re-designs commonplace objects to go beyond their ordinary functions and create extraordinary experiences. Her goal is to surprise her audience through the unexpected or absurd – so audiences will be kept guessing at this year’s Semi-Permanent event in Auckland.
Semi-Permanent is also pleased to reveal NZ’s 2012 schedule –an epic line-up of back to back talent and creativity from around the globe.
Day One kicks off at 10:30am with NZ’s hottest indie agency Special Group expounding on their creative inspiration. They are followed by a whirlwind of creative knowledge from industry heavyweights G. Munk, Swifty, Moffit. Moffit, Benja Harney, Southsouthwest, Alex Trochut and Wallpaper’s Meirion Pritchard.
If Day One wasn’t big enough, guests will be overwhelmed by a formidable Day Two which sees NZ’s own Stolen Girlfriends Club kicking off proceedings. The fashion duo will be followed by some of the biggest names in the creative world including newly announced speaker Kelli Anderson, The Monkeys, Hi-ReS!, Stefano De Luigi, Tomas Libertiny, ILM and much-anticipated pop culture guru, Ron English.
In addition to the regular run of show, Semi-Permanent will also offer a raft of side events and exhibitions to Semi-Permanent ticket holders. New Zealanders can get an insight in the world of ‘POPaganda’ at the highly anticipated Ron English exhibition at Webb’s from May 10th – 20th. Furthermore, paper engineer Benja Harney will be creating a paper MINI Cooper at the Mini Garage in Ponsonby from May 14th, and UK street culture heavyweight, Swifty, will be hosting a 3-day workshop from May 15th – 17th.
Semi-Permanent fans are also invited to head along to an exclusive presentation from Wallpaper’s Meirion Pritchard, hosted by ACP MEDIA at the Auckland Museum Auditorium on May 17th; and furthermore, German design duo Hi-ReS! will also host a workshop at Media Design School on the same day.
For more info on speakers see www.semipermanent.com/event/Auckland/
Tickets are available now at www.the-edge.co.nz/semipermanent and semipermanent.com
24 April 2012