Gap Filler, Christchurch – Air Guitaring at the Dance-O-Mat

Gap Filler¬†makes use of empty spaces in Christchurch by filling them with temporary creative projects that benefit the community. It’s a reality in the city that there are many empty spaces that buildings once occupied.

Gap Filler

Gap Filler

As visitors to the city the projects have put smiles on our faces and I don’t think there’s anywhere else in the world where we could plug our iPOD into a washing machine, add $2, and “play” an air guitar at a Dance-O-Mat.

Dance-O-Mat

Dance-O-Mat

The Dance-O-Mat was designed due to the loss of performance venues in the city and bookings can be made onsite for dance groups. Using the space for air guitaring to ACDC maybe wasn’t something the designers had in mind (and yes we did feel a little bit silly), but more than that we enjoyed ourselves and had a good laugh. Cheers Gap Filler team.

Rachael - novice air guitarist

Rachael – novice air guitarist

The sound quality and volume are excellent so next time you’re passing St Asaph Street with a friend or few you might like to plug in your device, insert $2 and boogie. Dance-O-Mat operates 8am – 11pm daily.¬†(Update – The Dance-O-Mat is no longer on St Asaph Street but it makes periodic appearances on the streets of Christchurch, visit the Dance-O-Mat Facebook page for updates).

Insert $2 and boogie

Insert $2 and boogie


A cycle powered cinema was another Gap Filler innovation, follow them on Facebook to see what this creative team will come up with next.

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