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...

Featured

Theatre
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
Art
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Screen
Lockdown Film Festival
Dennis Cooper/Deerhunter - Helicopter
Read Time: 4 mins
Literature
Dennis Cooper/Deerhunter - Helicopter
By Joe Nunweek
One Dead Groove
Read Time: 7 mins
Literature
One Dead Groove
By Joe Nunweek
Aurora Borealis FOR EVERYONE!!!1
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
Aurora Borealis FOR EVERYONE!!!1
By Rosabel Tan
One-way Mirrors and Social Media “Stalking”
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
One-way Mirrors and Social Media “Stalking”
By Hugh Lilly
Tao on Tao
Read Time: 3 mins
Literature
Tao on Tao
By Rosabel Tan
Whangarei, September 18
Read Time: 1 minute
Internet Histories
Whangarei, September 18
By Joe Nunweek
James Franco and The Absurd
Read Time: 3 mins
Art
James Franco and The Absurd
By Rosabel Tan
At War With These Cultural Vampires
Read Time: 4 mins
Music
At War With These Cultural Vampires
By Joe Nunweek