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
Screen
Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
Art
The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Goghs and Art and Craft
An Impossible Sexuality: With or Without Cock
Read Time: 11 mins
Jess Holly Bates on Mike Bartlett’s play Cock, sexual...
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An Impossible Sexuality: With or Without Cock
By Jess Bates
In the Neighbourhood: Considering 'Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America'
Read Time: 13 mins
New York-born artist Nelson Cabán reflects on the...
Art
In the Neighbourhood: Considering 'Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America'
By Nelson Cabán
There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
Read Time: 6 mins
"You're six years old. Mum's in hospital. Dad says...
Theatre
There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
By Sam Brooks
Review: Fred is Cold
Read Time: 7 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Fred is Cold, a play about depression...
Theatre
Review: Fred is Cold
By Adam Goodall
Whakanuia: April 2017's celebration of great stuff
Read Time: 7 mins
Paekakariki, Sara Hughes, Native Collective and mental...
Whakanuia
Whakanuia: April 2017's celebration of great stuff
By Pantograph Punch
Review: Invaders From Mars
Read Time: 6 mins
Shannon Friday joins Long Cloud Youth Theatre for...
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Review: Invaders From Mars
By Shannon Friday
The Plastic Heart of the Modern Mariner
Read Time: 9 mins
Shannon Friday reviews PlayGround Collective's latest...
Theatre
The Plastic Heart of the Modern Mariner
By Shannon Friday
Fertile Ground: A Review of 'Swabhoomi: Borrowed Earth'
Read Time: 8 mins
Rina Patel reviews the latest from Prayas Theatre...
Theatre
Fertile Ground: A Review of 'Swabhoomi: Borrowed Earth'
By Rina Patel
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