Artbank has got you sussed for arty stuff happening in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond. With interviews, live performances, your weekly gallery guide and more - come get some culture in ya with Tom & Heidi. Ka rawe!
Jasmine Guffond is a berlin-based sound artist and electronic composer who is interested in the ways sound can be used to experience data. Rachel caught up with her ahead of her performance at the Samoa House Fale to talk surveillance, sonics, CryptoParties and more.
This week we hear from Berlin-based sound artist and electronic composer Jasmine Guffond ahead of her one-off performance at Samoa House fale. We also have the last installment of the Wide Angle podcast series, thanks to Nikon and 95bFM. This week's guest is Edith Amituanai, a photographer based in Tamaki Makaurau whose practice centres on portraiture; documenting the communities around her and exploring what it means to make a home. For the full 30 mins, and the other four episodes, head along to mynikonlife.co.nz
Alexa Wilson is an experimental choreographer, performance artist, video artist and writer from New Zealand who has been based in Berlin for the better part of the last 10 years. She is back in Aotearoa to curate Experimental Dance Week 2019 and perform her devised work 999: Alchemist Trauma Centre / Power Centre as part of the Auckland Fringe Fesitval.
Annabel Alpers (formerly of Bachelorette) is a Baltimore-based composer, singer and instrumentalist. Hailing from Christchurch down in Te Wai Pounamu, her latest project HAMERKOP with drummer Adam Cooke sees her exploring sound and performance in a spacial and sculptural way. Their work Remote, is a live, multiple-speaker, surround sound experience and it's coming to Auckland as part of the Auckland Fringe Festival.
It's an Auckland Fringe Festival week up on Artbank, with Annabel Alpers (ex-Bachelorette) and Alexa Wilson chatting to Rachel about their respective works coming to Tāmaki Makaurau. Sound art, experimental dance, and a healthy dose of feminist discourse with ya morning coffee. Nice!
We have another episode of the Wide Angle this week with FAFSWAG co-founder and visual artist and Tanu Gago. Tanu's practice centres brown queer realties and explores ideas of masculinity and gender peformance. To hear the full 30 mins head over to mynikonlife.co.nz Cheers Nikon! We also have Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan in studio to speak about Pillars: Project Another Country, the new commission for the North Atrium at the Auckland Art Gallery. Plus a Sunday Painter! Woohoo!
This week Rachel chats to storyteller and photographer Qiane Matata-Sipu for the third episode of The Wide Angle podcast series, thanks to Nikon and 95bFM. Qiane chats about her award winning photographs of the protests at her papakāinga of Ihumatao, as well as her multi-platform project Nuku Women. For the full 25min chat head over to mynikonlife.co.nz . We also listen to Rachel's interview with Meghan Remy of U.S. Girls about her 2018 album In a Poem Unlimited. Mana Wāhine!
This week we hear from Antony Deaker, Ara Toi Project Coordinator, who is working with the Dunedin Council to help support local arts and cultural in Otago. We also listen back to Jess Johnson and Simon Ward speaking about their Walter's prize nomination, and hear a Sunday Painter from the archives.
It's Laneway Eve and we have some Wellingtonians in studio, Tyler and Ayler from play_station gallery. They are chatting to us about their new location and upcoming programmes for 2019. We also have Levi Brinsdon-Hall speaking about Walking the sunflowers a public performance as part of his upcoming exhibition at Allpress studio.
It's been an existential week for Jackson on Sunday Painter, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Tune in to the last ever episode for some some final thoughts from Jackson on how to make art. (Part 3/3)
Stuck for what movie to watch this weekend? Why not re-make your own instead! Become the distressed James Franco you have always wanted to be with Jackson's step-by-step guide to re-entacting 127 Hours. Wicked!
Do you struggle with the common problem of forgetting what your house looks like? Well don't worry! Jackson is here to teach you how to do a painting of your house so you'll always have a useful reference!
Land Art! Robert Smithson made it with some stones and dirt and things, and you can make your own Land Art too! Jackson is on a plane jetting off to Italy, but that won't stop him from teaching you how to make your very own masterpiece.