Blog posts tagged with: Dowse

Posted Dec 17, 2015
Mark Amery
Image by Callum Devlin from a performance by Sean Kerr at CIRCUIT Symposium 2015

From moving images to mob portraits to wonky pots; in this podcast our panel consider the most interesting events in the New Zealand art world of 2015. Host Mark Amery is joined by regulars Martin Patrick and Thomasin Sleigh plus newbies Emma Bugden and Reuben Friend.

Posted May 27, 2013
Thomasin Sleigh
Alex Monteith, Green Island Big Wave Surfing, 2013. Courtesy of the artist

The word ‘immersive’ has always been problematic for me. I think because in some instances it has been anaesthetised by art speak (and I am guilty of this as much as anyone). A video installation or a sculptural installation is often described as ‘immersive’ simply because it takes up a large space, or uses a variety of layered materials, or bright, confrontational colours, or loud sound, or fast-paced, flickering images.

Posted Oct 2, 2012
Megan Dunn
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.