Loose Canons: Nisha Madhan
Loose Canons: Melissa Laing
There's a Problem with this Book / Maybe the Problem is with Me: A Reading of The Beat Of The Pendulum

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Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Nisha Madhan is the artistic director of The Town Centre. The Town Centre has produced five works: Cowboy Mouth/Love It Up, LIES, This Is My Real Job, TITLED, and What Have You Done To Me? (which toured to Finland in 2014). All of these shows have...

Loose Canons

Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Melissa Laing is an artist, a writer and a curator who explores the creative spaces between art and politics. She has run a conversation group for Share/Cheat/Unite at Te Tuhi, written stories on riding the Western train line and building a boat...

Literature

Jackson Nieuwland reads Catherine Chidgey's latest novel The Beat of the Pendulum and finds it bewildering and hilarious, but lacking weight.

07/11/2017 I started reading The Beat of the Pendulum by Catherine Chidgey yesterday and was greeted by more of a cacophony than I expected. I knew Chidgey was going to be drawing from the language she came across in her day-to-day life, which would obviously...

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Theatre
Loose Canons: Nisha Madhan
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Melissa Laing
Literature
There's a Problem with this Book / Maybe the Problem is with Me: A Reading of The Beat Of The Pendulum
Codex Seraphinianus
Read Time: 3 mins
Cryptic art that frustrates even as it captures your...
Art
Codex Seraphinianus
By Matt Harnett
Love Letters to The Critic II: Duncan Greive & Chip Matthews in Conversation
Read Time: 24 mins
In 2003, Duncan Greive wrote a damning review of Opensouls...
Music
Love Letters to The Critic II: Duncan Greive & Chip Matthews in Conversation
By Rosabel Tan
Love Letters to the Critic I
Read Time: 14 mins
With paid critics threatening to go the way of the...
Art
Love Letters to the Critic I
By Rosabel Tan
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part II
Read Time: 17 mins
In Part II of this two-part series, Matt Harnett examines...
Society
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part II
By Matt Harnett
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
Read Time: 11 mins
In the first of this two-part series, Matt Harnett...
Society
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
By Matt Harnett
I Went And Saw All The Shihad Movie
Read Time: 11 mins
Neither a yawnorama concert DVD nor a brutal Metallica...
Music
I Went And Saw All The Shihad Movie
By Joe Nunweek
Does The Listener Even Know How to Use The Internet?
Read Time: 4 mins
In which Guy Somerset claims without irony that The...
Theatre
Does The Listener Even Know How to Use The Internet?
By Rosabel Tan
Tweets as Fiction: Black Box by Jennifer Egan
Read Time: 2 mins
Why Jennifer Egan is more exciting than Frowny Franzen...
Internet Histories
Tweets as Fiction: Black Box by Jennifer Egan
By Rosabel Tan
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