Loose Canons: Claire Duncan
Playing it Safe: How We Use Trigger Warnings in Theatre in Aotearoa
Beyond This Horizon: An Oceanic Feeling

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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.

Claire Duncan is an interdisciplinary artist from from Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Her sound designs, music, videos and writing bleed across territories of alternative music, theatre and art. Her work often explores the textural and...

Theatre

Catherine Hart steps back from the overwhelming online discourse machine and looks at trigger warnings, content notes and emotional safety in theatre in Aotearoa: how are we using them, how could we use them better, and what's the roadmap for getting there?

Picture this: you're watching a sold-out production by an up-and-coming Kiwi playwright. Things are getting violent onstage. This makes you slightly...

Art

Already a lover of cinema and the sea, Doug Dillaman considers Dr. Erika Balsom's new book and curatorial projects within a wider world of watery imagery on screen.

 

I: An Oceanic Feeling, the book.

Here, the ocean and the cinema – united by inhuman animus and a penchant for flux – conspire to dislodge man from his pedestal.

Erika Balsom

An Oceanic Feeling: Cinema and the Sea is the result...

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Loose Canons: Claire Duncan
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Playing it Safe: How We Use Trigger Warnings in Theatre in Aotearoa
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Beyond This Horizon: An Oceanic Feeling
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