Gap Filler Project 16: Playtime
Playtime was an outdoor cinema and temporary architecture project on a vacant building site on St Asaph Street. It was the result of a competition created in association with Gap Filler and the New Zealand/France Friendship Fund. Members of the public were asked to design and build a 'gap' inspired by Jacques Tati's film "Play Time" (1967) for Gap Filler's outdoor film screenings of Tati's films in March 2012. Barnaby Bennett, Mark Leong and Nick Sargent won the competition with their group entry "The Night Club", a gap where the form of a cinema is suggested by lights and rebar sculptures rather than supporting materiality.