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
Art
The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Goghs and Art and Craft
He mau mana‘o no ko Honolulu Hō‘ike‘ike Hana No‘eau o nā Lua Makahiki: Thoughts on the Honolulu Biennial
Read Time: 8 mins
Artist, writer and curator Léuli Eshrāghi talks ecology...
Art
He mau mana‘o no ko Honolulu Hō‘ike‘ike Hana No‘eau o nā Lua Makahiki: Thoughts on the Honolulu Biennial
By Léuli Eshrāghi
Loose Canons: Tessa Waters
Read Time: 7 mins
Tessa Waters is a multi-award winning Australian comedian...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Tessa Waters
By Tessa Waters
We Strive To Please: An Interview with Pop-up Globe's Miles Gregory
Read Time: 47 mins
As the Pop-up Globe's second season starts to wind...
Theatre
We Strive To Please: An Interview with Pop-up Globe's Miles Gregory
By Kate Prior
Loose Canons: Rhys Nicholson
Read Time: 5 mins
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Rhys Nicholson
By Rhys Nicholson
Chilly Romance: A Review of No Science To Goodbye
Read Time: 6 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Annabel Wilson’s No Science To...
Theatre
Chilly Romance: A Review of No Science To Goodbye
By Adam Goodall
Finding My LOL-mate
Read Time: 28 mins
The weather is cooling down, the comedians are warming...
Comedy
Finding My LOL-mate
By Pantograph Punch
The Beautiful World: A Review of Some Things to Place in a Coffin
Read Time: 5 mins
Helen Lehndorf spends some time with Bill Manhire'...
Literature
The Beautiful World: A Review of Some Things to Place in a Coffin
By Helen Lehndorf
Ngā Hua o te Whakamāori: New Zealand Plays in Te Reo
Read Time: 8 mins
Ruia Taitea Creative on translating plays into Te...
Theatre
Ngā Hua o te Whakamāori: New Zealand Plays in Te Reo
By Kate Prior
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