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E tuituia ana te raarangi uiui o te rangi nei e ngaa kaupapa ohanga. This Sunday's interviews are connected by themes of economy as Heidi catches up with Hannah Valentine, Hana Pera-Aoake and Tao Wells in succession. Hannah Valentine's show 'Interference' at Visions gallery takes Argo Floats - devices for collecting data on our our oceans for the purpose of healing them, but do they avoid doing their own kinds of damage? Hana Pera-Aoake chat's with Heidi about David Graeber's mysterious sudden passing, the arbitrariness of the monetary legal systems that the whole world allows to run it, and we put a call out for her initiative under Kei te Pai Press for book donations for the OOtautahi Women's Prison. Drop any great books you want to share with women who've wound up imprisoned to Enjoy Gallery, Blue Oyster or Strange Goods by the end of the week please! Finally Tao Wells continues the kaupapa of questioning why we've all accepted the current status quo by telling us a little about his social practice and thinking. There's barely time to scratch the surface here, but the skin is broken, it's up to listeners to rakuraku haere - keep scratching it. The world could be so different.
Heidi catches up with Eleanor Cooper and Xin Cheng about their respective approaches to our polluted world, exploring our existence within the non-idealised environment and continuing to play and invent regardless. Xin and Eleanor's show 'Greywater' continues at Mokopopaki until 22 August.
Prairie talks to Jessie Howell and Emanueal Saramiento about their RM show "Could I Steal a Moment". Their show, which includes Joanna Neumegen's work, consists of sculpture and painting - with themes of transparency, latency and a shred love of Janet Frame. We are then joined by Anna Sisson, whose show "Meet me outside the chatroom"" opens soon at Neo Gracie. We talk queer technologies, metalwork, and Anna's closet theory.
Ali Senescall is in the studio - and talks, films, angel wings, and stairways as he prepares for a new show in Parasite Gallery. Jon Coddington is one of NZ's most accomplished puppeteers, and talks to us about recent work - working with the likes of Fat Freddy's Drop, Indian Ink, and a marrionette of Christopher Walken.
James "TK" Tapsell-Kururangi is in the studio - talking about growing up in Rotorua, studying in the capital, and now puttingon the curator hat at the new space, Papatūnga, in Parnell. Darren Kamali catches up with Tom and talks about his ongoing collaboration, with Ole Maiava, into the history an practice of Ulu Cavu - Fijian wig making. They have a show on at Te Tuhi gallery in Pakuranga. Motoko Kikkawa has a show on at Audio Foundation, and presents an incredible array of drawings and paintings from the last 3 years. Then its Matilda Fraser, speaking to her show "His trunk for a hand, and his foot for a scythe" at RM Gallery - exploring the history of Auckland's resident elephant in the early days of colonial settelment.
Lonnie Holley - Like Hell Broke Away
Toyota - Acid Haus Music
박혜진 Park Hye Jin - Can you
Hummucide - Reacher
Baby Zionov - Sudoku Class feat. Chansey
Amnesia Scanner - AS Tearless feat. Lalita
Roy Irwin - Awful
Moor Mother & Yatta - We
The Mint Chicks - Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!
Phoebs & Maxwell Owin - Come With The Ragga (Original Mix)
Cora Allan Wickliffe talks to Heidi and Prairie about how she came to curate the stunning first show at Tautai's new space, as well as sharing what was behind her gesture of blacking out an intricate hiapo work that took her the entirety of lockdown to curate, in front of all the guests at the opening, including our prime minister. Next Jasmine Tuia and Ashleigh Taupaki put out the invitation to their new intitiative 'Cross Crits', an Indigenous and POC lead series of get togethers to have your work critiqued starting in a couple of weeks time. And finally Rebecca Steedman tells us about balancing improvisation and precision in her Rm exhibition 'The Weight of Things'.
Prairie and Heidi chat to Stella Corkery about her show Paradises, on now at Michael Lett, and her practice as a painter and musician and how they intertwine. Then they speak to Becky Richards, a sculptor who works with clay, who has a show at RM Gallery next week. Harry Russon joins us too, with a conversation about what it's been like studying art under lockdown.
This week we hear from the photographer, artist and organiser Shelley Te Haara (Nga Puhi, Ngati Rangi), who was part of the team that organised the Black Lives Matter solidarity March in Auckland last week. We also hear the sounds of sound artist Ivan Mrsic. Then we hear the submission from Jazmin Rose Phillips and Farhad Banesh - an audio documantary about Detention in a Melbourne detention centre, for the duration of lockdown. Then its sounds from Dunedin - thanks to Lance Strickland and Chris Schmeltz. Plus the art guide!
Jayda G - Both Of Us
EMS Synthi 100 vs. Soulwax - Movement 6
CSS - Patins
Ria Hall - Owner
SODA BOYZ - Spit
Jay Knight - OUTRO (RANGI RETURN)
The Fall - Totally Wired
Debbie Harry - French Kissin' (In the USA) [Dance Mix]
Lucky Boy^ - Disappointing
Contenders - The Heat
Vera Ellen - go 4 a swim
Sulfate - Slush
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Relative Ways
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)