EggFruit with Barbarian Productions

Step inside Barbarian’s mysterious nest-like capsule and add your voice to an exchange of views around the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • When | Āhea Fri 26 Feb 2021, 7.00pm–9.00pm
    Sat 27 Feb 2021, 11.00am–1.00pm
    Sat 27 Feb 2021, 3.00pm–5.00pm
    Sat 27 Feb 2021, 7.00pm–9.00pm
    Sun 28 Feb 2021, 11.00am–1.00pm
    Sun 28 Feb 2021, 3.00pm–5.00pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Te Papa forecourt
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

Is it an egg or a fruit? A seedpod or a spacepod? Step inside Barbarian’s mysterious nest-like capsule and add your voice to an exchange of views around the Covid-19 pandemic.

Charismatic hosts will guide you through the experience and help you interact with this intriguing object when it touches down on Te Papa’s forecourt.

EggFruit is a mobile recording booth that gathers and broadcasts the thoughts and ideas of the people of Aotearoa New Zealand. It’s a space for exchange and reflection, developed as an alternative method of public consultation around issues of national identity (e.g. the failed flag referendum of 2016). EggFruit offers an experimental new approach.

Listen to the egg. Talk to the egg.

Thu 25 Feb – Sun 28 Feb

  • Thu: 12-2pm and 4-6pm
  • Fri:  12-2pm, 4-6pm and 7-9pm
  • Sat: 11am-1pm, 3-5pm and 7-9pm
  • Sun: 11am-1pm and 3-5pm

EggFruit is presented as part of Making Histories, a Te Papa project exploring different experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic through research, events, and digital content.

About Barbarian Productions

Barbarian are makers of mould-breaking experiences and live performanc­es that bring people together in radically playful ways, based in Ponēke, Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington), Aotearoa.

Barbarian Productions is led by artistic director Jo Randerson (ONZM) and co-director Thomas LaHood. Barbarian gratefully receives investment funding from Creative New Zealand and is an accredited Living Wage employer. They are passionate about creating sustain­able working models for the arts.

Barbarian were the winners of the Wellington Airport Community Award for Arts and Culture in Wellington City, 2017. At the 2016 Wellington Theatre Awards they received the Judges Wildcard for their ‘high quality and inventive performance that inspires many other practitioners and their enormous generosity and the investment in the arts community and the wider Wellington community’. In 2019 they won Best Director (Jo Randerson) and Absolutely Positively Most Original Production for Captain Cook Thinks Again.

More information about Barbarian Productions: 

People sitting on a lawn in front of a large shape that looks like a bronze egg


EggFruit by Barbarian Productions. Photo courtesy of Barbarian Productions