Listen to my interview with Jessie Mulligan about the Lyttelton Redux project on RadioNZ, 9 February 2017 (10:28mins)
Lyttelton Redux is an original audio visual project created to assist the Lyttelton Museum in its efforts at maintaining visibility in their community while the museum continues to operate without a physical building or exhibition space following the Christchurch earthquakes of 2011.
23 portraits recreate current Lyttelton locals as notable historical and everyday figures from Lyttelton’s rich past, encompassing a diverse cross-section of Lyttelton’s early communities, reflecting the town’s social history, its connection with the sea and the area’s development over time. In addition, each portrait is accompanied by combinations of archival audio, courtesy of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision, and a little audio about the present-day subject. The portraits literally ‘speak for themselves.’
The Lyttelton Redux portrait and audio series is on display in various locations around Lyttelton township from its opening November through to March 2017. The works can be discovered via paper art map from Lyttelton Information Centre or by downloading the izi.TRAVEL museum app to your smart phone and taking the Lyttelton Redux Tour.
Explore the Lyttelton Redux Walking Tour online here: https://izi.travel/en/7f03-lyttelton-redux-tour/en