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Auckland Museum becomes part of Antarctica

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 23/03/2017
The scene outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum at the world premiere of 'ANTARCTICA - while you were sleeping'. © Getty Images The scene outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum at the world premiere of 'ANTARCTICA - while you were sleeping'.

As the sun sets over Auckland each night this weekend, a full-scale iceberg will appear over the Domain.

Visual artist Joseph Michael's work 'Antarctica - While You Were Sleeping' will premiere at Auckland Museum on Friday and will be repeated the next two nights.

The 360-degree projection on to the museum walls will be accompanied by composer Rhian Sheehan's score, which includes the crack, creak and groan of icebergs calving off.

The museum says the installation, part of the Auckland Arts Festival, "translates the scale and awe of Antarctica".

The show will run on a 45-minute loop from 8.30pm until 11pm

Michael, who worked on Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, led a team of eight film-makers and photographers on a trip to Antarctica to gather photos and audio of icebergs.

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