Political Cuts

By Gina Moss

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Political Cuts

Project 2014-08-13 13:30:38 +1200

A Brand New Barbarian Project!

www.barbarian.co.nz

Season Dates: 1st - 5th September, 2014

This pop-up salon offers cheap coffee and free professional haircuts for young people engaging in political discussion in the lead up to the General Election. A professional barista and hairdresser provoke political thought while providing personal service.

Political Cuts will inhabit a vacant retail space somewhere in Wellington Central.  We will transform the space into a salon in every sense of the word: "a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation." (Wikipedia definition)

This non-partisan project targets a younger (and potentially disengaged) audience in an attempt to give them a platform for conversation.  Each cut will be shared online with a personal summary of thought by the newly coiffed/caffeinated visitor.   A collaboration between Barbarian Productions (Jo Randerson) and Jason Muir (Cirque and Haight Ashbury). Political Cuts enables young people to engage in political discussion in a fun and theatrical way.

'I have been a hairdresser for over 20 years, and have always loved the human communication side of this job as much as the technical craft itself. I have learnt over the years what an excuse to open up the hairdressers chair can be for people, an endless supply of opinions and confessions about all manner of subjects, both personal and topical. We are taught at hairdressing school to never talk about sex, religion and politics. The idea of setting up a salon, at the time of a general election, to encourage people to interact and share their political thoughts is genius as far as I'm concerned. We aim to debate down these barriers and present a salon space and experience that is designed to incite intense political discussion, whilst receiving a free haircut, all at a time the country is about to vote!’

– Jason Muir

Barbarian Productions see art and theatre as an effective way to draw attention to social issues. Barbarian Productions staged the very popular Brides last year through Urban Dream Brokerage where the public was invited to wear bridal dresses and discuss their views on marriage. This project gained huge national and international media attention.  Political Cuts offers a way to engage young people in the General Election, with a focus on policy and the political process rather than party politics and personalities.

We have secured funding from the Wellington City Council and our generous financial partners for the project include The McGuiness Institute, Ripe Coffee and Haight Ashbury. But, to get our project over the line we need your help!

Your contribution to this FREE public project would help to finance our marketing costs, ensuring the widest possible audience is able to come and participate, and the fit-out costs for our found retail space to make sure it's clean, tidy and comfortable to hang out in.  We want to make it feel as much like a real, glam salon as possible.

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Updates 4

We have a home!

27/08/2014 at 3:16 PM

Well, we've been cutting it fine (no pun intended) but thanks to Urban Dream Brokerage we have a location for the Political Cuts salon!  We've got a busy weekend of packing in ahead, but from Monday you'll be able to find us at 101 Wakefield Street (opposite the Lido Cafe)!

 

Minister of Hair Under Fire

23/08/2014 at 6:25 PM

New and Dangerous Rewards!

23/08/2014 at 10:39 AM

Folks, there are only three VIP haircuts left available from our rewards, and only four days left to claim them.  Some people have been wondering what a VIP haircut entails:

VIP haircut pledgers will recieve PRIORITY BOOKING (i.e can book in advance).  They will recieve a special VIP rosette that will get them 'extra pampering' from the salon staff.  And they will also enoy a free coffee during their haircut experience.

We have also added a new, one-off reward for the high-rollers out there... if we recieve a pledge of $250+ and meet our target, then Thomas LaHood (Barbarian Productions) will undergo a cut to transform his current handsome head of hair into a combover in the style of former Labour MP Koro Wetere:

Koro Wetere

Political Cuts website is LIVE

19/08/2014 at 2:28 PM

Hello pledgers and well-wishers!  Exciting news today is that our website is live.  It's just a holding page at the moment but we think it looks pretty sweet!  Thanks Owen McCarthy and Sollective for putting it together:

POLITICAL CUTS

You can also check out the project info on our Barbarian Website, as well as see some awesome illustrations of classic Political Cuts by Roseann McKie.

    Pledgers 68

    Johanna White
    2014-08-27 21:48:47 +1200
    Anna Fleming
    2014-08-27 21:08:35 +1200
    Regan Ryan
    2014-08-27 21:04:54 +1200
    Tracey Monastra
    2014-08-27 20:57:04 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-08-27 20:46:19 +1200
    Fiona mcgregor
    2014-08-27 20:42:15 +1200
    Luke Hassell
    2014-08-27 20:21:45 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-08-27 19:23:38 +1200
    Natasha
    2014-08-27 18:30:54 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-08-27 17:18:21 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-08-27 16:13:14 +1200
    Renee Rushton
    2014-08-27 16:06:41 +1200
    Rachael Mansfield
    2014-08-27 15:30:56 +1200
    Zelda Edwards
    2014-08-27 15:23:33 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-08-27 15:16:58 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-08-27 14:49:47 +1200
    Zoe
    2014-08-27 14:48:57 +1200
    Meg Williams
    2014-08-27 14:40:03 +1200
    Anna Cameron
    2014-08-27 14:15:41 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-08-27 13:58:43 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-08-27 13:09:56 +1200
    Matt Nichols
    2014-08-27 11:36:40 +1200
    Cherie Jacobson
    2014-08-27 10:53:21 +1200
    Emma White
    2014-08-27 10:35:24 +1200
    Jon Lemmon
    2014-08-27 09:42:39 +1200
    Stephen Rivers-McCombs
    2014-08-26 20:59:12 +1200
    Dave and Caroline Armstrong
    2014-08-26 20:51:21 +1200
    Yolande Brophy
    2014-08-26 19:31:03 +1200
    Jessie Moss
    2014-08-26 16:19:38 +1200
    Marjory Embleton
    2014-08-26 16:03:13 +1200

    Political Cuts

    Project 2014-08-13 13:30:38 +1200

    A Brand New Barbarian Project!

    www.barbarian.co.nz

    Season Dates: 1st - 5th September, 2014

    This pop-up salon offers cheap coffee and free professional haircuts for young people engaging in political discussion in the lead up to the General Election. A professional barista and hairdresser provoke political thought while providing personal service.

    Political Cuts will inhabit a vacant retail space somewhere in Wellington Central.  We will transform the space into a salon in every sense of the word: "a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation." (Wikipedia definition)

    This non-partisan project targets a younger (and potentially disengaged) audience in an attempt to give them a platform for conversation.  Each cut will be shared online with a personal summary of thought by the newly coiffed/caffeinated visitor.   A collaboration between Barbarian Productions (Jo Randerson) and Jason Muir (Cirque and Haight Ashbury). Political Cuts enables young people to engage in political discussion in a fun and theatrical way.

    'I have been a hairdresser for over 20 years, and have always loved the human communication side of this job as much as the technical craft itself. I have learnt over the years what an excuse to open up the hairdressers chair can be for people, an endless supply of opinions and confessions about all manner of subjects, both personal and topical. We are taught at hairdressing school to never talk about sex, religion and politics. The idea of setting up a salon, at the time of a general election, to encourage people to interact and share their political thoughts is genius as far as I'm concerned. We aim to debate down these barriers and present a salon space and experience that is designed to incite intense political discussion, whilst receiving a free haircut, all at a time the country is about to vote!’

    – Jason Muir

    Barbarian Productions see art and theatre as an effective way to draw attention to social issues. Barbarian Productions staged the very popular Brides last year through Urban Dream Brokerage where the public was invited to wear bridal dresses and discuss their views on marriage. This project gained huge national and international media attention.  Political Cuts offers a way to engage young people in the General Election, with a focus on policy and the political process rather than party politics and personalities.

    We have secured funding from the Wellington City Council and our generous financial partners for the project include The McGuiness Institute, Ripe Coffee and Haight Ashbury. But, to get our project over the line we need your help!

    Your contribution to this FREE public project would help to finance our marketing costs, ensuring the widest possible audience is able to come and participate, and the fit-out costs for our found retail space to make sure it's clean, tidy and comfortable to hang out in.  We want to make it feel as much like a real, glam salon as possible.

    Comments

    We have a home!

    27/08/2014 at 3:16 PM

    Well, we've been cutting it fine (no pun intended) but thanks to Urban Dream Brokerage we have a location for the Political Cuts salon!  We've got a busy weekend of packing in ahead, but from Monday you'll be able to find us at 101 Wakefield Street (opposite the Lido Cafe)!

     

    Minister of Hair Under Fire

    23/08/2014 at 6:25 PM

    New and Dangerous Rewards!

    23/08/2014 at 10:39 AM

    Folks, there are only three VIP haircuts left available from our rewards, and only four days left to claim them.  Some people have been wondering what a VIP haircut entails:

    VIP haircut pledgers will recieve PRIORITY BOOKING (i.e can book in advance).  They will recieve a special VIP rosette that will get them 'extra pampering' from the salon staff.  And they will also enoy a free coffee during their haircut experience.

    We have also added a new, one-off reward for the high-rollers out there... if we recieve a pledge of $250+ and meet our target, then Thomas LaHood (Barbarian Productions) will undergo a cut to transform his current handsome head of hair into a combover in the style of former Labour MP Koro Wetere:

    Koro Wetere

    Political Cuts website is LIVE

    19/08/2014 at 2:28 PM

    Hello pledgers and well-wishers!  Exciting news today is that our website is live.  It's just a holding page at the moment but we think it looks pretty sweet!  Thanks Owen McCarthy and Sollective for putting it together:

    POLITICAL CUTS

    You can also check out the project info on our Barbarian Website, as well as see some awesome illustrations of classic Political Cuts by Roseann McKie.

      Johanna White
      2014-08-27 21:48:47 +1200
      Anna Fleming
      2014-08-27 21:08:35 +1200
      Regan Ryan
      2014-08-27 21:04:54 +1200
      Tracey Monastra
      2014-08-27 20:57:04 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-08-27 20:46:19 +1200
      Fiona mcgregor
      2014-08-27 20:42:15 +1200
      Luke Hassell
      2014-08-27 20:21:45 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-08-27 19:23:38 +1200
      Natasha
      2014-08-27 18:30:54 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-08-27 17:18:21 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-08-27 16:13:14 +1200
      Renee Rushton
      2014-08-27 16:06:41 +1200
      Rachael Mansfield
      2014-08-27 15:30:56 +1200
      Zelda Edwards
      2014-08-27 15:23:33 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-08-27 15:16:58 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-08-27 14:49:47 +1200
      Zoe
      2014-08-27 14:48:57 +1200
      Meg Williams
      2014-08-27 14:40:03 +1200
      Anna Cameron
      2014-08-27 14:15:41 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-08-27 13:58:43 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-08-27 13:09:56 +1200
      Matt Nichols
      2014-08-27 11:36:40 +1200
      Cherie Jacobson
      2014-08-27 10:53:21 +1200
      Emma White
      2014-08-27 10:35:24 +1200
      Jon Lemmon
      2014-08-27 09:42:39 +1200
      Stephen Rivers-McCombs
      2014-08-26 20:59:12 +1200
      Dave and Caroline Armstrong
      2014-08-26 20:51:21 +1200
      Yolande Brophy
      2014-08-26 19:31:03 +1200
      Jessie Moss
      2014-08-26 16:19:38 +1200
      Marjory Embleton
      2014-08-26 16:03:13 +1200
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 27/08/2014 at 9:48 PM.