Young, restless, and staggering out of short lives blighted by apathy addiction, NeverBefore’s colony members are reimagining a brighter future.
So NeverBefore was conceived to recode desire and actualise that shimmering mirage: Urban Change.
Skye Williams was completing a Masters in Urban Planning that needed a project. A group of youngish people wanted something to do together. Then there was the environmental apocalypse darkening our horizons. With most thought and action backlit in this sinister fashion, a certain mania began to creep into our way of being. We liked it. We wanted to channel it.
The official brief became: ‘to explore what most compels people to initiate urban change and engage with their surroundings in a meaningful way’. However, to engage issues of urban and climate change on such an instinctual level we needed a ‘clean’ space. A waka gliding into a dark and empty ocean.
NeverBefore has now returned to land and set up its HQ and a colony for Urban Change, just off Tinakori Road, not far from John Key’s place, in Thorndon. We have 10 full time residents and 2 interns living together and multiple projects on the go.
Having crowd-sourced our funding we are now self-supporting and entirely focused on spreading Apocalypse Awareness, confronting people with radical solutions, generating and linking agents of change.
Come along – hear our pitch. Skye might even play some home videos.
Electric Sea Shanties from criticallly acclaimed group Urbantramper will guide the voyage.
Reviews of their last album (Internet Freedom is Love):
"Beautifully executed dreamy electro-pop collection" 4.5 Stars (NZ Herald)
"Makes you realise meaningful pop music is alive and well in New Zealand" 4.5 Stars (Sunday Star Times)
"Another inspiring offering from one of the most original acts around." (NZ Musician )
"Achingly beautiful" 4 Stars (Otago Daily Times)
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- The Moorings
- March, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Full ticket $15 , Concession $10 , Addict Card $8