BATS Theatre and Lockdown
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Lockdown Film Festival

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Theatre

Jean Sergent steps us through how one risk-share theatre managed in the confusing days before lockdown, and captures some of their immediate reflections now.

My solo Fringe show Change Your Own Life played at BATS Theatre from 10 – 16 March. Sunday 15 March was the first date I noticed disinfectant sprays in the dressing room. Four days later the theatre was closed.

The speed at which the situation...

Art

Heavily touted event Talanoa Mau was supposed to be an inclusive and safe space for vulnerable dialogues and critical exploration. But did it meet those expectations? A reflection by artist Jessica Thompson Carr.

Talanoa Mau began around 8:30am on a Monday, the karanga welcoming us into Te Papa. An anticipated event in the line-up of New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2020, it was described by curator...

Screen

As a cinematic salve to the current situation, Auckland-based film critic Amanda Jane Robinson has curated a film festival you can host from your couch.

Each mini-programme consists of one short film and three feature films. The films are on a variety of online platforms – some free, some paid – all accessible in Aotearoa New Zealand.

It’s not even one week into lockdown and it already feels like...

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Theatre
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
Art
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
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Lockdown Film Festival
Awesome Show, Great Job!
Read Time: 12 mins
Using MacGyver-style recording techniques, if MacGyver...
Screen
Awesome Show, Great Job!
By David Farrier
From Each According To His Need:  How Our Tax System Punishes the Poor
Read Time: 11 mins
This week, guest writer Kyle Rainsford talks about...
Society
From Each According To His Need: How Our Tax System Punishes the Poor
By Kyle Rainsford
Internet Histories | 3 September
Read Time: 15 mins
Personal landscapes, pen reviews, poverty lines, political...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 3 September
By Pantograph Punch
Internet Histories | 20 August
Read Time: 17 mins
Lightspeed trading, Kate Beaton, deconstructing ladyblogs...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 20 August
By Pantograph Punch
Sympathetic Vibrations: An Interview with Stephen Tobolowsky
Read Time: 11 mins
Often when you’re working with an actor, you’re on...
Screen
Sympathetic Vibrations: An Interview with Stephen Tobolowsky
By David Farrier
Dot Dot Dotcom: Jose Barbosa and Matt Harnett in Conversation
Read Time: 29 mins
Today, we wrap up our love affair with Kim Dotcom...
Society
Dot Dot Dotcom: Jose Barbosa and Matt Harnett in Conversation
By Matt Harnett
My Swim With Kim
Read Time: 14 mins
As Kim Dotcom's court case drags on, so too does our...
Society
My Swim With Kim
By Jose Barbosa
Internet Histories | 6 August
Read Time: 7 mins
The first in a fortnightly series of Cool Stuff We...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 6 August
By Matt Harnett