Commentary in category: Writing

Posted Oct 30, 2020
By Jasmine Gallagher

"Gone is the pastiche and irony inherent to much postmodern New Zealand art of the 90’s... This has been replaced by art that allows elements of hope, sincerity and emotion to sit alongside the cynicism and rationality of more traditional forms of critique." - Jasmine Gallagher

Posted Oct 29, 2020
By Israel Randell

"...I would have constant dreams and visualisations of mahi. I’d see the end product and it was always moving and had sound. Initially, that drove me to go back to study and learn those skills so that I could actualise these dreams." - Jamie Berry

(ex)CLAIM is an interview series by Israel Randell, in which she meets practitioners from Aotearoa whose work seeks to correct imbalances in our bi-cultural histories. In this interview Jamie Berry discusses collaboration and the conscious shift to tell history through a non-colonised lens.

Posted Sep 16, 2020
By Arpege Taratoa

"The dichotomy presented for FAFSWAG... is the forced movement into a colonised space, an individualistic framework of social engagement through social media and other online portals; and yet the opportunity to utilise the tools of the western world to further engage more of the masses..." - Arpege Taratoa

Posted Sep 9, 2020
By Israel Randell

"It just makes sense to ...reanimate the past and bring it into the present. Everything evolves, culture isn’t a harbour, it’s a journey and we’re part of that." - Suzanne Tamaki

(ex)CLAIM is an interview series by Israel Randell, in which she meets practitioners from Aotearoa whose work seeks to correct imbalances in our bi-cultural histories. In this first interview Suzanne Tamaki discusses a new suite of works made in response to Black Lives Matter.

Posted Aug 14, 2020
By Connie Brown

"Drawing in equal parts from her spiritual and scholarly background to think about present ecological circumstances – and their psychological contingencies – Macy offers that, “as in all organisms, pain has a purpose: it is a warning signal, desired to trigger remedial action. The problem, therefore, lies not in our pain for the world but in our repression of it”.

Posted Jun 9, 2020
By Lance Pearce

"..(van Hout) suggests that the self is actually a plural phenomenon which uses multiple discourses or ‘voices’ to constitute meaning" - Lance Pearce

Posted May 21, 2020
By Hamish Win

"...we can say that the concept of duration is keenly represented in moving image work, but more importantly, it is also able to actuate a perception of duration in the viewer. Do we need to say though that this is solely the purview of moving image work alone?"

Duration is the last of four essays by Hamish Win exploring how key moving-image concepts arise in other formats.

Posted May 11, 2020
By Jane Wallace

"The more that I think about this predicament, the more I wonder if the act of publishing occurs in the moment of fixing ink on a page or in its distribution" - Jane Wallace

Posted May 1, 2020
By Moya Lawson

"This Biennale is bustling, crowded even. Bodies, images and sounds jar and interact in closely-knit constellations. This proposes a dynamic connectivity while baring each artworks singular power." - Moya Lawson

As the 22nd Sydney Biennale goes online, Moya Lawson's review of the Biennale's physical edition affirms the moving image as a dynamic, sculptural and site-responsive practice

Posted Apr 14, 2020
By Erika Balsom

"These works leave behind postmodern scepticism, trading doubt and suspicion for an attitude of care, asserting a bond to actuality even if the meaning of what is seen and heard remains open to debate" - Erika Balsom