Commentary

Writing Posted Dec 7, 2012
By Sandy Gibbs

The potent symbolism of full-face motorbike helmets exploded into our collective consciousness with the Springboks tour of 1981.

Writing Posted Nov 12, 2012
By Xhingyu Chen

Xhingyu Chen reports on video highlights from the 9th Shanghai Biennale.

Writing Posted Oct 30, 2012
By Pieter Haydensieck

Truth, Fiction and Ethnography; Pieter Hiedensieck reviews the recent installation of Clemens von Wedermeyer's The Fourth Wall at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Writing Posted Oct 16, 2012
By Tessa Laird

Tessa Laird reviews Len Lye: The Opera, the most recent and surprising new perspective on the colourful artists life and work.

Writing Posted Oct 2, 2012
By Megan Dunn

'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.

Writing Posted Sep 18, 2012
By Mark Williams

Recently installed at Jonathan Smart's new suburban space in Linwood, Christchurch, Et Al's Films from non-existent in the everyday world? offered alternately chilling, jarring and absurd reflections on dispossession and personal dislocation.

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.

Writing 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.

Writing Posted Aug 10, 2012
By Huhana Smith

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

Writing Posted Jul 27, 2012
By Mark Williams

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

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