You Treat Us Like We're The Virus
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau

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Society

Racism sucks. Vanessa Crofskey writes about the hurt her and her peers feel as Chinese people during Covid-19.

Covid-19 recently got nicknamed the ‘Chinese virus’. It was something stupid that Donald Trump said and that other people echoed. Renaming the virus was a crudely obvious tactic that most people could clearly see through: associating a worldwide pandemic with the race who were the first...

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...

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Society
You Treat Us Like We're The Virus
Theatre
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
Art
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
The Wart
Read Time: 25 mins
An extract from Eamonn Marra's debut novel, 2000ft...
Literature
The Wart
By Eamonn Marra
Thick As: A Glowing Response to FAT
Read Time: 8 mins
FAT, an exhibition at South Auckland gallery Vunilagi...
Art
Thick As: A Glowing Response to FAT
By Lana Lopesi
On Girls and Gays
Read Time: 17 mins
An essay by Tayi Tibble on that real hold-you-down...
Literature
On Girls and Gays
By Tayi Tibble
Loose Canons: Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho
Read Time: 7 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho
By Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho
Resisting the Spectacle: Gregory Kan
Read Time: 6 mins
Gregory Kan writes about what drove his book-length...
Literature
Resisting the Spectacle: Gregory Kan
By Gregory Kan
One Foot After Another: A Response to Strands
Read Time: 18 mins
Kassie Hartendorp takes us on a journey through Strands...
Art
One Foot After Another: A Response to Strands
By Kassie Hartendorp
The Friction in the Collection / Or, Ruth Buchanan Rubs up Against the Govett-Brewster
Read Time: 22 mins
Ruth Buchanan’s 'The scene in which I find myself /...
Art
The Friction in the Collection / Or, Ruth Buchanan Rubs up Against the Govett-Brewster
By Lucinda Bennett
Saving Palmerston North’s Art Gallery ... From What Exactly?
Read Time: 1 minute
Retraction and apology to Bronwyn Zimmerman – 31 March...
Art
Saving Palmerston North’s Art Gallery ... From What Exactly?
By India Essuah