Loose Canons: Miriama Mcdowell
From Dwelling to Destination: On New Zealand’s House Museums
Nothing Like Family

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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.

Two short years after graduating form Toi Whakaari, Miriama McDowell had starred in various films and and television series: Toa Fraser’s debut feature No. 2, television series Interrogation and Taonga. Since then, her screen credits include sci-fi thriller...

Art

Sebastian Clarke on the character and reputation of our most idiosyncratic institutions. 

I will eschew any suspense and begin with an admission: I’m a hound for house museums. I seek out these introspective havens peppered throughout Aotearoa with great fervour. My self-appointed role as loyal advocate for our house museums emerged not by epiphany, but thanks to a scratchy, woven basket. Said basket...

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Doug Dillaman and the unlikely, unconventional and uncommon family as featured in the New Zealand International Film Festival.

With 150 films in the New Zealand International Film Festival, it’s a fool’s game to declare a central theme to the programming and yet, over and over, the films I’ve previewed keep returning to the theme of unconventional families. Perhaps it’s a sign of the world’s current...

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Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Miriama Mcdowell
Art
From Dwelling to Destination: On New Zealand’s House Museums
Screen
Nothing Like Family
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Internet Histories
Cinephilia in the Internet Age
By Hugh Lilly
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Music
Scared Famous: Ariel Pink Steps Into The Light
By Joe Nunweek
They Were There
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
They Were There
By Hugh Lilly
Bill Viola: "The Raft" (2004)
Read Time: 2 mins
Art
Bill Viola: "The Raft" (2004)
By Joe Nunweek
Films I'm Looking Forward To This Year
Read Time: 11 mins
Screen
Films I'm Looking Forward To This Year
By Hugh Lilly
Ten Films I Loved in 2010
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Screen
Ten Films I Loved in 2010
By Hugh Lilly
“If He Could Only Connect…”
Read Time: 34 mins
Peak Sorkin, Eisenberg-as-Zuckerberg, and the Inception...
Screen
“If He Could Only Connect…”
By Hugh Lilly
Ten Articles That Defined My Year
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Internet Histories
Ten Articles That Defined My Year
By Rosabel Tan