Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk
Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Goghs and Art and Craft

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Doug Dillaman considers the elusive character of Julian Assange in Risk at this years New Zealand International Film Festival.

“A movie is never finished, only abandoned.” George Lucas’s famous riff on da Vinci has been invoked repeatedly over the years, but it’s rare to encounter a film that so fully illustrates both sides of that aphorism as Laura Poitras’s long-gestating documentary Risk. Born of...

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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, whānau, gender and sexuality.

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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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Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk
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Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
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The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Goghs and Art and Craft
'Alter Ego', by Robbie Cooper
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Robbie Cooper (b.1969) is a British artist working...
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'Alter Ego', by Robbie Cooper
By Joe Nunweek
Ten Short Stories I Enjoyed This Year
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Highlights from a year spent reading short stories...
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Ten Short Stories I Enjoyed This Year
By Rosabel Tan
No Future/No, Future (Part Two)
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The 2008 general election produced the lowest voter...
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No Future/No, Future (Part Two)
By Joe Nunweek
No Future/No, Future (Part One)
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"Voter turnout has been decreasing in most established...
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No Future/No, Future (Part One)
By Joe Nunweek
Brief, Totally Non-Electoral Update Because We Love Books
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Don't vote for anyone who is a dick on election day...
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Brief, Totally Non-Electoral Update Because We Love Books
By Joe Nunweek
How Those Business Cards Working Out For You?
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"Calling cards" from Chicago gangs
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How Those Business Cards Working Out For You?
By Joe Nunweek
Play: My Incubattle, Live
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Joe Nunweek reports from the front lines of the Incubattle...
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Play: My Incubattle, Live
By Joe Nunweek
Police Story
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Police Story
By Joe Nunweek
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