Let Us Drink the New Wine Together!

Social & Immersive Online Art Exhibition Series


Let Us Drink the New Wine Together is an immersive social experience led by New Zealand based artist Alys Longley in collaboration with over 100 artists from all continents of the world.


It is a work of real-time, multidisciplinary contemporary virtual art that holds space for movements that spill ideas beyond disciplinary and codified boundaries. In this historical moment, virtual spaces have a vital role to play as we pivot between physical and digital presence, allowing a collaboration with artists from around the world to create work in both analogue and digital form.


Through the work we are exploring how we can curate, translate and expand artworks into interactive immersive worlds through visual imaginings, creating playful interactive spaces. Where the site is simultaneously a performance, an exhibition, an installation, a repository for creative process and a space where contributions from audiences can be held.


We have worked in collaboration with artists, art museums and performance spaces across the world in diverse languages and all continents. Through the pandemic we used the world as a site for connection, asking:


Can the arts resist the fracturing and isolationism of border closures and political nationalism to make accessible, international spaces for creativity, imagination and inspiration?


This project is a response to this question.

Artist’s book containing scores for performance and strategies for documentation

Core Collaborators


Game structure is a core element of this project. Core artists Kate Stevenson, Chris White, Alys Longley and Máximo Corvalán-Pinchera all have extensive experience working in the space where gaming, mapping, art, film and performance meet.


Dr Alys Longley is an interdisciplinary artist with twenty years experience in creating live performance, artist books, installations, international collaborations and artistic research projects. Her work explores methods of performance experimentation, interdisciplinary practice and artistic research. In 2019-2020 she was invited to present work at School of the Art Institute Chicago, Tisch School at NYU, Museum of Memory Santiago and Museum of Contemporary Art Santiago, University of Santiago, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and VCA Melbourne, Australia. Alys’s books The Foreign Language of Motion (2014) and Radio Strainer (2016) are published by Winchester University Press (UK). In 2020 she collaborated with Swedish dance artist pavleheidler on the artist book alysandpavle.


Kate Stevenson, Chris White and Jacques Foottit (DOTDOT) have been creating virtual and immersive worlds for over 10 years and have extensive experience using game design principles for immersive installations, including SoundLab, a virtual reality experience that allowed people to interact with sound as if it has 3D form, and the Climate Converter immersive room they created for Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Their work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and film festivals included SXSW, Sundance and IDFA DocLab. DOTDOT is an alumni of the New Museum’s NEW INC art + technology incubator (2017-2020) and a Finalist for the 2020 NY Foundation of the Art Fellowship for Digital/Electronic Arts.


Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira has always revolved around one theme: power and its aesthetic dimension. Over twenty years, Corvalán-Pincheira has developed an extensive international career, developing work through South America, North America, Europe, Asia, and New Zealand. He’s been awarded many national and international fellowships, residencies and awards to enable the development of his work in solo and group shows and has represented Chile in many international expositions on South American Art. Corvalán-Pincheira lived in exile from his homeland of Chile for the first 18 years of his life, in Bogota, Berlin, Havana and Mexico. This close experience of displacement has inflected a diverse body of work across individual, community, social, biological and ecological frames, largely in the form of multi-modal installation such as sculpture, video, performance actions, sound work, photography and painting.


Macarena Campbell Parra is a Chilean dance artist. Her creative interests are mainly in collaborative and interdisciplinary processes. Macarena has had an extensive dance career in Europe and South America. She is an Academic at the Dance Department at the Universidad de Chile and co-directs Plantar, a platform that manages and produces workshops for professional dance artists in Santiago. In 2019 Macarena choreographed and performed the solo work FASMA at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santiago.