Critical Infrastructures
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
A PhD in Trauma

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In an environment where we are starving for criticism, the critics are just plain starving.

Criticism is an ugly beast. In an essay titled The Critic in New Zealand, The Pantograph Punch’s own Founding Editor (and now our Director) Rosabel Tan wrote:

To be a critic in New Zealand is to be a kind of weed. It’s easy to be one, but the space you occupy is contentious and you probably wouldn’t be...

The Pantograph Punch Presents

The Pantograph Punch are excited to announce a new direction for the site. From March 2018, we’ll be publishing fewer pieces – and paying everyone more. 

The Catalyst

Halfway through last year, we were made a Kahikatea client with Creative New Zealand, along with 16 other amazing organisations ranging from theatre companies to arts festivals to publishers. It’s a daunting, important opportunity...

Society

This essay maps the boundaries of personal and professional trauma, and mentions physical and sexual abuse in a way some people may find confronting. 

It took a doctoral degree in applied physics to teach me about trauma. Until I was 24, I hadn’t thought about it – I thought I’d survived my childhood unscathed. I was powering through under the radar, perfecting my academic career so I could hit the...

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Society
Critical Infrastructures
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
Society
A PhD in Trauma
The most life (and death) affirming talent contest in the world
Read Time: 4 mins
Heart attacks, heartbreak, loss and beautiful voices...
Music
The most life (and death) affirming talent contest in the world
By Hayden Donnell
You Are Now Entering
Read Time: 6 mins
Three poems from Ashleigh Young's new collection,...
Features
You Are Now Entering
By Ashleigh Young
Billy AppleĀ®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else
Read Time: 18 mins
Claire Duncan on the Billy Apple retrospective currently...
Art
Billy AppleĀ®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else
By Claire Duncan
On the conditions and possibilities of New Zealand performance art taking New York by storm
Read Time: 12 mins
Kim Choe reports back from the New Zealand New Performance...
Theatre
On the conditions and possibilities of New Zealand performance art taking New York by storm
By Kim Choe
Out at Sea: On Taking a Year off and Building a Boat
Read Time: 28 mins
Society
Out at Sea: On Taking a Year off and Building a Boat
By Melissa Laing
Licence to Pill
Read Time: 18 mins
Graham Panther on madness, choice and how lived experience...
Screen
Licence to Pill
By Graham Panther
I'm Feeling Lucky: The Forum
Read Time: 13 mins
Sam Brooks on the SimRTK forums
Internet Histories
I'm Feeling Lucky: The Forum
By Sam Brooks
A Journey Down The Banana Supply Chain
Read Time: 15 mins
Edward Miller on the price - and journey - of bananas...
Society
A Journey Down The Banana Supply Chain
By Edward Miller
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