MEANWHILE

LEVEL 2, 99 WILLIS STREET 

TE ARO, TE WHANGANUI-A-TARA 

WELLINGTON

BEACHGIRL GOES TO DISNEYLAND

A CONVERSATION WITH A BOT POSING AS YOUR EX LOVER

A THREE PART PLAY

HANA AOAKE

30 MAY - 1 JUNE

“Knit yourselves together in the same seam with your time and your money. It's a void, nothing but a mirage and total enjoyment. Does money even exist?” (1) 

Beachgirl was trying to complete a Blogilates video by Casey Ho in their white towel robe. Dressed. Undressed. The workout was called ‘Muffintop massacre 2’. Her heart convulsed and she thought she would die. It’s the loss pot, roller coaster, merry-go-round, butterfly. Mā te wahine, mā te whenua, ka ngaro te tangata. 

30th May / SCENE 1: Memory is redundant 
31st May / SCENE 2: BLUE Oh so lonesome for you
1st of June / SCENE 3: Escape from the life you find unsatisfying

All stage directions can be read aloud if you choose. Each scene should be performed on a different night. It is open to being interpreted in any way. The scene finishes when the actors are too exhausted to go on. There is no stage, no lighting and nowhere for anyone watching to sit. Audience members may leave whenever they like. Both actors repeat this dialogue over and over until something happens. People may become bored or the actors may become tired. To be performed with up to 4 people (three dancers/actors and maybe one narrator). This is not entertainment. 

A scripted performance by Hana Pera Aoake
Performers: Emma Katene and Jordana Bragg 
Sound design: Emi Pogoni 

Photos: Joshua Lewis

Me te mihi nui mō ā koutou manaakitanga to Piupiu Maya Turei, Georgina Watson, Lucy Beeler, Laura Robinson, Anna Rankin, Joshua Lewis, Rob Thorne, Miriama Aoake, Georgia Lockie, Essa Ranapiri, Ana Iti, Ali Burns, Joanne Francey, Heather Galbraith, Cassandra Barnett, all of my flatmates and of course MEANWHILE, especially Sean Burn and Jordana Bragg. I would also like to acknowledge the actors, sound artists and friends and whanau for their mahi and maanaki to come and be apart of this event. Aroha mai, aroha atu. I would also like to formally acknowledge that this performance will be taking place on stolen and/or unfairly bought land taken from the mana whenua of Te Whanganui-a-tara from the Crown. Mana whenua and thereby rangatira of this city includes Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika ( the people of Te Atiawa, Taranaki, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Tama and others including Ngāti Mutunga from a number of Taranaki iwi). Māori never ceded sovereignty. Tino Rangatiratanga!



(1) Bernadette corporation. Reena Spaulings (New York:Semiotext(e), 2014), 91