Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Goghs and Art and Craft
Satire, Sincerity and Pastiche: A Review of The Love Witch

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Consisting of seven short films from Māori and Pasifika filmmakers, 2017’s Ngā Whanaunga programme boasts a strong line-up that explores modern city, country, and island life for indigenous people. With a focus on the challenges of youth, the selection offers thoughtful comment on a wide range of topics including culture, whanau, gender and sexuality.

Mannahatta

Renae Maihi’s Mannahatta follows...

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Who gets to be considered an artist?

The debate between art and craft is a long-standing one and is often characterised by another debate entirely, between intellect and ability. The Greek word tech, which is often translated to mean art and the associated human ability to make and perform, is the root word for ‘technique’, ‘technology’ or ‘technical’, and suggests an intrinsic connection between art and skill. When looking for...

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Erin Harrington digs deep into what we can take away from The Love Witch's very deliberate, very distinctive - but supposedly very misunderstood - aesthetic and values. 

Anna Biller’s retro, occult melodrama The Love Witch follows the murderous exploits of the titular love-lorn witch, Elaine, as she constructs herself as men’s ultimate fantasy in the hope that they might repay her with their unending...

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Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
Art
The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Goghs and Art and Craft
Screen
Satire, Sincerity and Pastiche: A Review of The Love Witch
A Series of Thoughts on What's Wrong With The Fringe
Read Time: 18 mins
Uther Dean on what's wrong with the Fringe, and why...
Theatre
A Series of Thoughts on What's Wrong With The Fringe
By Uther Dean
My Life in the Bush of Hosts: A Week of SevenSharp
Read Time: 23 mins
For what does it profit a man to watch 7pm current...
Features
My Life in the Bush of Hosts: A Week of SevenSharp
By Joe Nunweek
I Just Want a Sentence: An Interview with Steve Braunias
Read Time: 20 mins
Matt Harnett speaks with Steve Braunias about his...
Profiles
I Just Want a Sentence: An Interview with Steve Braunias
By Matt Harnett
The Wellington Boys’ Institute: A Charitable Instrument of War
Read Time: 13 mins
Paul Gallagher trawls through the archives to bring...
Documents and the Dead
The Wellington Boys’ Institute: A Charitable Instrument of War
By Paul Gallagher
Internet Histories | 4 February
Read Time: 23 mins
This fortnight: The art of the profile, the future...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 4 February
By Pantograph Punch
A Punch Foretold: Five Predictions For The Year Ahead
Read Time: 9 mins
The site returns for 2013 in seer-like anticipation...
Society
A Punch Foretold: Five Predictions For The Year Ahead
By Joe Nunweek
Ten Things I Enjoyed in Auckland Theatre This Year
Read Time: 16 mins
Rosabel reflects on a year of Auckland theatre: what...
Theatre
Ten Things I Enjoyed in Auckland Theatre This Year
By Rosabel Tan
Panic On The Streets Of Auckland
Read Time: 14 mins
In a bookend to May’s Morrissey hip-hop piece, Joe...
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Panic On The Streets Of Auckland
By Joe Nunweek
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