We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Lockdown Film Festival
The Show Means Something and Absolutely Nothing

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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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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...

Theatre

On not-finishing.

Before you open a show you think a lot about the audience. You dream about them; you wonder what they like; you obsess about how they’ll read a moment onstage. Your relationship with your imagined audience becomes intimate, like a teenage crush, and it’s all completely in your imagination until there are bodies in the room.

Covid-19 has affected so many lives in ways immediately...

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Art
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Screen
Lockdown Film Festival
Theatre
The Show Means Something and Absolutely Nothing
Freelance Freefall: Covid-19 and Our Artists
Read Time: 28 mins
Our freelance artists across theatre and visual arts...
Art
Freelance Freefall: Covid-19 and Our Artists
By Kate Prior and Lana Lopesi
Online Free Festival: The Definitive Pantograph Punch Lockdown List
Read Time: 24 mins
Online ephemera for those long hours in lockdown.
Society
Online Free Festival: The Definitive Pantograph Punch Lockdown List
By Kate Prior
Lockdown Film Festival
Read Time: 13 mins
Auckland-based film critic Amanda Jane Robinson has...
Screen
Lockdown Film Festival
By Amanda Jane Robinson
Light Switches, Secrets and Single Stories: Growing Up Blind
Read Time: 9 mins
As a kid, Aine knew that being blind was harder but...
Society
Light Switches, Secrets and Single Stories: Growing Up Blind
By Áine Kelly-Costello
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Read Time: 9 mins
Was the event Talanoa Mau a safe space for Indigenous...
Art
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
By Jessica Thompson Carr
The Future of Craft in Aotearoa
Read Time: 18 mins
Lana Lopesi in conversation with Kolokesa U Māhina...
Art
The Future of Craft in Aotearoa
By Lana Lopesi
Art in Isolation
Read Time: 13 mins
A personal essay from Lana Lopesi on the place of...
Society
Art in Isolation
By Lana Lopesi
Pānui: Info Hub for Arts Freelancers During Covid-19
Read Time: 9 mins
Some links to resources for arts freelancers during...
Society
Pānui: Info Hub for Arts Freelancers During Covid-19
By Kate Prior