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Podcast Posted May 16, 2017
By Mark Amery

How do we fill in the blanks of our own histories? Speaking to host Mark Amery at the Pah Homestead, artist Mairi Gunn discusses the backstory of her recent installation Common Ground, which examines common experiences of dispossession and belonging amongst New Zealand Māori and Scottish Highlanders. In this wide-ranging conversation Mairi discusses working as a woman in the film industry with figures including Merata Mita; moving into the realm of contemporary art; public funding and difficult conversations.

Writing Posted May 5, 2017
By Hamish Win

Described at the time by Annette King as ‘a hatchet job on the welfare state’, Judy Rymer’s 1997 documentary Time Bomb (1), is the subject of Tim Wagg’s False Paths.

Podcast Posted Apr 20, 2017
By Mark Amery

“Is it possible for the Romantic to exceed the rational without eliminating it?” Cushla Donaldson talks Mark Amery through the exhibition The Fairy Falls at Te Uru Waitakere, featuring the premiere of a new film work documenting the mythical 1973 performance by Black Sabbath at The Great Ngaruawa

Writing Posted Apr 11, 2017
By Thomasin Sleigh

"...how can the artist say what this river means, when it means so many different things to so many different people?" Thomasin Sleigh on five live performances of Murray Hewitt's ambitious mapping of the Hutt River, The Rising Tide

Podcast Posted Apr 4, 2017
By Mark Amery

"How does entanglement in the technical circuits of ‘progress’ shape not just dreams, but the capacity to dream?" In this pod guests Judy Darragh and Scott Hamilton join Mark Amery to discuss Dream Dialects, an exhibition by British artist Jem Noble recently installed at Te Tuhi, Aucklan

Podcast Posted Mar 16, 2017
By Mark Amery

“How does your native soul inform your work?” This week on the podcast, host Mark Amery sits down with broadcasting legend Tainui Stephens at the launch of the 2017 Māoriland Film Festival in Ōtaki, to discuss indigenous modes of exchange and distribution.

Posted Mar 7, 2017
By Hamish Win

Subjects overlap, one page bleeds through onto another, just as Lacey’s dual screens similarly replicate the process. It is palimpsestic, but it is also method. There is a clarity of the image, and then a mutating of the senses.

Writing Posted Feb 23, 2017
By Matthew Crookes

"A ruin, in the process of its ruination, takes on a new identity". Matthew Crookes looks at Brit Bunkley's recent Berlin installation Ghost Shelters and surveys a career intersecting public sculpture, digital materiality and the abject.

Podcast Posted Feb 13, 2017
By Mark Amery

Do you make art? What does it smell like? Does it fit in a paddling pool?

Writing Posted Feb 7, 2017
By Mark Williams

Could Tonga be the largest country in the world? How would such a concept be supported in the context of globalization and the TPPA?

Interview Posted Jan 26, 2017
By Mark Williams

An interview with curator Lawrence McDonald about PALeo Neo Video - Chapters from the history of video art in New Zealand 1970-1990s, an ambitious and largely undocumented survey of artist moving image practice that was staged in 1999.

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