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Tag: text-based

Neika Lehman and Lauren Gower

meditations on muwinina country

The images above are taken from three soapboxes that form the work meditations on muwinina country and are designed to be read as a ‘family’. This concept takes that literally, using the creative and conceptual writing of trawlwoolway family members: Neika Lehman and Lauren Gower. The series is a new iteration of an ongoing writing […]

Rosie Overell

LOUISE MENZIES: In An Orange My Mother Was Eating

It seems as though we are all creative now. The University hosts an event after the Christchurch terror attacks. The speaker offers ‘creative solutions’ to violence. My mind swivels. What does that even mean? A wry smile from across the table: yarn bombing? Let’s give that one a miss, eh? This article is a bit […]

Lana Lopesi

From where I stand, my eye will send a light to you in the North

Artists: John Akomfrah (Ghana/UK), Fernando Arias (Colombia), Regina José Galindo (Guatemala), Kiluanji Kia Henda (Angola), Runo Lagomarsino (Sweden/Brazil), Sarah Munro (Aotearoa, NZ), Otobong Nkanga (Nigeria/Belgium), Siliga David Setoga (Aotearoa, NZ), Jasmine Togo-Brisby (Australia/Aotearoa, NZ), Jian Jun Xi (China) Curator: Gabriela Salgado Under what conditions does the Global South become relevant? Originally conceived to replace and […]

Rosie Overell

MARIE SHANNON: Rooms found only in the home

SORRY FOR BEING GRUMPY Standing alone in Te Puno O Waiwhetū (Christchurch Art Gallery), I snapped this detail from Marie Shannon’s work and sent it somebody (text accompaniment: ‘NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL: art’). It was meant to be a kind of witty apology – stealing someone else’s words to make light of the kind […]

Abbra Kotlarczyk

MY MOTHER’S LABOUR: Darcey Bella Arnold

**An ellipsis is a figure of return that isn’t symmetrical*** ‘“To live elliptically” is to ask a question rather than formulate an answer; a “shrug” is a rhetorical response to a non-rhetorical question of the body – an embodied letting go of future promises in favor of life in the durative present’.[^1] — Darren Byler […]

Tristen Harwood

Putting Out

The broad thematic parameters of labour, sex and the relationship between the two, place the group exhibition ‘Putting Out’ at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in a position to explore how bodies are constituted and governed by sex-gender regimes under the constellation of late global capitalism. In ‘Putting Out’ this wide scope has resulted in an exhibition […]

Jacqui Shelton

EAVESDROPPING: silence is what allows you to hear everything here

Curators: Joel Stern (Liquid Architecture) and Dr James Parker (Melbourne Law School) Exhibiting artists: Lawrence Abu Hamdan; Samson Young; Susan Schup­pli; Athana­sius Kircher; Fayen d’Evie and Jen Bervin with Bryan Phillips and Andy Slater; Joel Spring; Manus Record­ing Project Col­lec­tive: Samad Abdul, Farhad Ban­desh, Behrouz Boochani, André Dao, Michael Green, Shamin­dan Kana­padhi, Abdul Aziz Muhamat, […]

Matthew P. Hopkins

Lullaby for Marbles

In Art and Ventriloquism, David Goldblatt examines the complex back and forth that occurs between artist, artwork, and audience as a mode of exchange akin to the way in which a ventriloquist animates their dummy. Goldblatt draws many comparisons between ventriloquism and art-making in terms of how they both facilitate a unique mode of speaking […]

Michael Dagostino

November 2016 2017

A companion piece to this article is available online as part of un Extended 11.1.

Rosie Isaac

Script for a silent choral reading: A disagreement between Truth and Security

Evangeline Graham

Sentience Applied, or How to butcher cattle

Oliva Koh

Dear J

Dear J,[^1] As you have made note, decomposition occurs quickly in the tropics. Notably, it is a common desire amongst those concerned that your body not touch the ground throughout these procedures (Skeat, Evans). With this in mind we press on. After your initial demise the first expressions of grief are emitted (Snouk Hujronje). They […]

Lauren Burrow

When I Was Ten I Named My Puppy Girl God Aphrodite The Dog Of Love

Aurelia Guo

Untitled

Dawn Marble

Light & Truth; All for u

Hannah Black

Scripted Reality

Adelle Mills

Untitled

Falling as a craning neck the sky quotes eucalyptus. I wait at an exit point between demarcated parks. Heated numbers ascend twelve steps from trains of oiled bars. Like the times that I had visited before I anticipate warmth. Like those times that I had visited before I am affected by the certainty of the […]

Lauren Burrow

When I write I know that I am drawing

Cartoon meets calligraphy meets word game meets mind map. Such is the mode of Agatha Gothe-Snape’s Free Speaking, which ran at Gertrude Contemporary’s Studio 12 from 17 October to 15 November 2014. Marked with an almost-anachronistic handwritten immediacy, the suite of drawings were made perfunctorily by the artist over a period of one week, in […]

Brian Fuata

Photographs of an email performance