Still from Mangere Mall (2011) by Rebecca Ann Hobbs. Courtesy of the artist
'We can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind, cause your friends don’t dance, and if they don’t dance, well they’re no friends of mine.' So said Men Without Hats and so says Megan Dunn as she looks at the work of Rebecca Ann Hobbs, now showing at the Dowse, Lower Hutt.
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.
“I like how performance can directly affect an audience and make them vulnerable or anxious...”
Steve Carr is a multi-disciplinary artist with an extensive catalogue of film and video. Often humorous and evoking a subtle sense of displacement in the viewer, Carr's moving image works have both featured himself as performer and also as a director of scenarios employing the skills of others. In this interview we discuss the roots of his work in performance, his collaborations with film industry professionals and a recent residency in Japan.
Samin Son's performance works are marked by intimations of power, violence and control.
Born in Korea in 1988, Samin Son moved to New Zealand in 2001. In 2007 he interrupted his education at Massey University's School of Fine Arts to undertake compulsory military training in Korea. Since returning to New Zealand (and his studies) Samin has been making a name for himself for the intensity of his live performance works, which he has performed throughout the country, documented on video and shared with the world via YouTube.