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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 the first show of 2019 and its jam-packed! We have Rozana Lee in studio to talk about her practice and upcoming shows, plus we hear from Laree Payne who runs Weasel Gallery in Hamilton. We also have the first episode of The Wide Angle: a new podcast series thanks to Nikon and 95bFM which looks at artists in Aotearoa who use cameras in their practice. This week's guest is none other than bFM's very own Murray Cammick. Head to mynikonlife.co.nz for the full 25 mins. Woohoo!
Artist Fiona Jack is in the studio talking to Rachel about Riverbed, an exhibition at Artspace in collaboration with activist and educator Sue Bradford. We also listen back to an earlier interview with Lara Strongman: senior curator at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.
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)