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
Theatre
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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Lana Lopesi outlines the politics of sexual fantasies...
Society
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
By Lana Lopesi
Submerging Artist
Read Time: 20 mins
Megan Dunn on the gradual and torturous process of...
Art
Submerging Artist
By Megan Dunn
The Life and Death of the Political Author
Read Time: 8 mins
Giovanni Tiso on the democratic importance of Hager...
Society
The Life and Death of the Political Author
By Giovanni Tiso
Finding Songs For Parents: The Good, The Bad and the Sappy
Read Time: 26 mins
Why aren't there more songs about the experience of...
Music
Finding Songs For Parents: The Good, The Bad and the Sappy
By Gareth Shute
Dennis Cooper/Deerhunter - Helicopter
Read Time: 4 mins
Literature
Dennis Cooper/Deerhunter - Helicopter
By Joe Nunweek
Outside Looking In: Remembering James K Baxter and Jerusalem
Read Time: 28 mins
Elizabeth Beattie follows the radical NZ poet's steps...
Literature
Outside Looking In: Remembering James K Baxter and Jerusalem
By Elizabeth Beattie
Hanging on to the Edge of the World
Read Time: 23 mins
Claire Duncan and Jenna Todd travel to Barrytown,...
Society
Hanging on to the Edge of the World
By Claire Duncan
Navigating the waters of Māori broadcasting
Read Time: 31 mins
Mihingarangi Forbes on the challenges of telling and...
Society
Navigating the waters of Māori broadcasting
By Mihingarangi Forbes