Commentary in category: Writing

Posted Sep 3, 2012
By Mark Williams
This Fine Island (2012) Gavin Hipkins

The Artists were present (and so were our reviewers); condensed thoughts on the 2012 NZ International Film Festival by Tessa Laird, Martin Rumsby, David Cross, Megan Dunn & Peter Wareing.

Posted Aug 23, 2012
By Martin Rumsby

If New Zealand had a Cinema of Transgression it's founding artist would be the legendary Brent Hayward. Martin Rumsby reports from Mondo Feasto, a recent two-night survey of Hayward's films at Auckland's Audio Foundation.

Posted Aug 10, 2012
By Huhana Smith

Te Hiko Hou is an exhibition that combines electronic energies and constructed image making.

Posted Jul 27, 2012
By Mark Williams

“I like how performance can directly affect an audience and make them vulnerable or anxious...”

Posted Jul 17, 2012
By Tessa Laird

Our most iconic movie director has reinvented himself as an artist, transforming some of the themes that have populated his films into video installations, photography, and paintings.

Posted Jul 5, 2012
By Mark Williams

Samin Son's performance works are marked by intimations of power, violence and control.

Posted Jun 26, 2012
By Mark Williams

Sitting in the back row of the Star Theatre at the Oberhausen Film Festival in Germany it's hard not to chuckle as the lights go down.

Posted Jun 7, 2012
By Miriam Harris
Eyes on the Moon: Jill Kennedy

Jill Kennedy's Eyes on the Moon is a series of evocative, rich, and absurd animations that gained resonance alongside two other exhibitions recently scheduled at Auckland's Gus Fisher Gallery.

Posted Apr 23, 2012
By Melanie Oliver
Bodytok Quintet

In Melanesian pidgin, ‘toktok’ is a term for conversation.

Posted Apr 10, 2012
By Yves

Welcome to the first edition of NEW MEDIA WORLD OLD MEDIA WORLD, brought to you by guest columnist Yves. In this edition of NMW-OMW, Yves brings you Easter reflections, Hennesy Youngman, the bubbling enthusiasm of Venezuelan artist The Passion and finally, the re-incarnation of F Mercury.