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
Safy Etiel (aka Safy SNIPER)
Read Time: 2 mins
Music
Safy Etiel (aka Safy SNIPER)
By Joe Nunweek
The Greatest Fall Interview Ever
Read Time: 15 mins
Music
The Greatest Fall Interview Ever
By Joe Nunweek
Man After Man: An Anthropology of the Future
Read Time: 3 mins
Art
Man After Man: An Anthropology of the Future
By Rosabel Tan
The Machine Stops
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
The Machine Stops
By Hugh Lilly
The Space Race Is Over
Read Time: 3 mins
Internet Histories
The Space Race Is Over
By Joe Nunweek
How to Make Your Urine Glow in the Dark
Read Time: 2 mins
Society
How to Make Your Urine Glow in the Dark
By Rosabel Tan
Hell is Empty and All The Devils are Here
Read Time: 3 mins
Internet Histories
Hell is Empty and All The Devils are Here
By Rosabel Tan
What Really Went On Here? We Only Have This Excerpt
Read Time: 3 mins
Music
What Really Went On Here? We Only Have This Excerpt
By Joe Nunweek