Past event

01 July 2017
3pm (immediately after the panel discussion)

Feedback, White Hole: A live performance by Mark Harvey

01 July 2017. Free entry.

Feedback, White Hole Live performance by Mark Harvey

In consultation with physicist Shaun Hendy

Saturday 1 July, 3pm (immediately after the panel discussion)

Click here to see documentation of this live performance on The Physics Room's Vimeo account. Photography: Daegan Wells.


Feedback, White Hole responds to the Fffuture Fffocused Art Prize organised by Riff Raff, the collaborative artist duo comprised of Li-Ming Hu and Daphne Simons.
This performance will build on previous performances in the Nonlocality series as Harvey and Hendy focus on the point where psychology and quantum physics meet the dynamics of participatory engagement in art spectatorship.
A ‘White Hole’ is a hypothetical feature of the universe. It is a concept where a Black Hole is theoretically reversed in time, a solution coined in relation to general relativity. In contrast to a Black Hole that vacuums matter through its event horizon, a 'White Hole' ejects matter out of its event horizon.

Feedback, White Hole is the fourth instalment of Harvey’s on-going series Nonlocality at The Physics Room.


Mark Harvey is a New Zealand-based artist mostly working in performance and video drawing on political, psychological and social approaches and physical endurance. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries at The University of Auckland and has a PhD from AUT University in related practice. He has recently published a book on a sample of 14 years of his practice titled Play Book (Index Design and Publishing).

Shaun Hendy is a physicist and Director of Te Pūnaha Matatini. His recent book Silencing Science reflects on the value of science and how it has been so often silenced when it comes to public policy. He served as Deputy Director of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology from 2008-2012 and as President of the New Zealand Association of Scientists from 2011-2013. He has won a number of awards, including the Prime Minister's Science Media Communication Prize and ANZIAM's E. O. Tuck Medal. In 2012 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Hendy is a Professor of Physics at the University of Auckland.