Monday, February 04, 2008

Fantasy Island

Weta, Te Papa and the World of Wearable Art Awards are the triumvirate that have made Wellington a centre for the art form Mardi Gras modern. However, once again, the Welly mix of bling, artifice, stretched metaphor and fantasy contrivance have been eclipsed by the vernacular spirit of the Sevens. Guys in gowns, themed teams and “Hey I’ve got an idea. Why don’t the three of us go as a couch?” prove that once and for all, when it comes to imagination and “our story”, authenticity rules.