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
Sympathetic Vibrations: An Interview with Stephen Tobolowsky
Read Time: 11 mins
Often when you’re working with an actor, you’re on...
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Sympathetic Vibrations: An Interview with Stephen Tobolowsky
By David Farrier
Dot Dot Dotcom: Jose Barbosa and Matt Harnett in Conversation
Read Time: 29 mins
Today, we wrap up our love affair with Kim Dotcom...
Society
Dot Dot Dotcom: Jose Barbosa and Matt Harnett in Conversation
By Matt Harnett
My Swim With Kim
Read Time: 14 mins
As Kim Dotcom's court case drags on, so too does our...
Society
My Swim With Kim
By Jose Barbosa
Internet Histories | 6 August
Read Time: 7 mins
The first in a fortnightly series of Cool Stuff We...
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Internet Histories | 6 August
By Matt Harnett
This Is What The New Avalanche City Song Sounds Like On Top Of The Previous Avalanche City Song
Read Time: 2 mins
Could this ever be the sound of courage? I think it...
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This Is What The New Avalanche City Song Sounds Like On Top Of The Previous Avalanche City Song
By Joe Nunweek
National Poetry Day! Yeah, It's a Real Thing
Read Time: 9 mins
It's National Poetry Day! To celebrate, Rosabel talks...
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National Poetry Day! Yeah, It's a Real Thing
By Rosabel Tan
Eight Contemporary Poets I Love and Two Dead Guys II
Read Time: 16 mins
Continuing on from Part I, Hera shares five more poets...
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Eight Contemporary Poets I Love and Two Dead Guys II
By Hera Lindsay Bird
Eight Contemporary Poets I Love and Two Dead Guys I
Read Time: 19 mins
In anticipation of National Poetry Day this Friday...
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Eight Contemporary Poets I Love and Two Dead Guys I
By Hera Lindsay Bird
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