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The Miserable Hour: the Time After the Time When All is Good

BY DEREK FLORES
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Improvisational comedian Derek Flores, accompanied by Katie Cowan on the piano, tells the fictional story of Jarvis the meerkat, who becomes enlightened one day, learning how to create his own joy through the power of the library.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 16, 2014.

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Lessons From Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

BY AUDREY BALDWIN
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Audrey Baldwin// performance artist // on lessons from Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Dr Sketchy's evolved in New York in 2005, giving rise to a new way of sketching nude models by adding burlesque and alcohol. As an artist, Audrey Baldwin praises the fun and light-hearted approach to art that Dr Sketchy's allows. However, Audrey has realised that it also sneakily challenges the status quo and celebrates differences. 

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The World That Doesn't Exist

BY MARK MCENTYRE
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Mark McEntyre// set designer// on the world that doesn’t exist

Mark McEntyre asks the question: does theatre create worlds that don't exist, or does it merely enable the realisation of the imagination? In either case, Mark's role is to construct the imagined space of a set, keeping in mind how the audience will be affected by each detail. 

 

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Being a 'Product' of My Environment

BY JULIA HARVIE
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Julia Harvie// REMAP// on being a 'product' of my environment

Julia Harvie shares some of her installation pieces, performance art and dance projects, revealing how her environment heavily affects her artwork.

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That Time we Wrote A Play

BY DAN BAIN
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Dan Bain & Brendan Bennetts// playwrights// on that time we wrote a play

Dan Bain and Brendan Bennetts conclude that collaboration is the creation of something that not one singular party could make, by showing us how they wrote a play together. Once. Probably will not ever again.

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Breaking Into Song

BY LUKE DI SOMMA
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Luke Di Somma// musical director-composer// on breaking into song

Luke Di Somma explains why breaking into song is just the most natural expression of human emotion. He breaks down the cheesy myths around musicals and shows us how to love- and hate- through song.

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The Amy Grace Project

BY AMY STRAKER
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Amy Straker// musician // on the Amy Grace Project

Artist and musician, Amy Straker shares her nomadic journey following her heart, even if it may not always be the easiest path to follow. For Amy, her path led her to London, where she fell in love with the city, and was disheartened when she had to eventually return home. However, she was surprised to find that home offered more opportunities than expected.

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Ubu Nights at The Gym

BY EMMA JOHNSTON
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Gijs Ochsendorf and Emma Johnston// Free Theatre Christchurch// on ubu nights at the gym 

Gijs Ochsendorf and Emma Johnston, of the Free Theatre, seek to challenge and develop new norms in theatre in Christchurch. Their newest venture makes them the first artisitic tenants in the restored Arts Centre, as they seek to reestablish their theatre and create a new series of Ubu nights. 

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Life Behind the Mic

BY RACHEL MORTON
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Rachel Morton// broadcaster// on life behind the mic

Station Manager at RDU, Rachel Morton explains how radio has stayed relevant in the digital age. By providing intimacy and companionship, the local independant station she works for has built a music-loving community.

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The Evolution of a Vacant Site

BY BRIE SHEROW
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Urban Strategist Brie Sherow brokers vacant spaces for creative projects in quake torn Christchurch. In a city full of empty lots, Brie and the team at Life in Vacant Spaces help facilitate the short term leases of empty space to temporarily rejuevite sites. Brie explains how one site over the course of 7 months hosted a wide variety of artistic and community projects.  

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How To Make a Show

BY ALICE CANTON
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Actor, director and theatre-maker Alice Canton shares with us quick handy tips on how to make a show. From rookies to veteran theatre creators, these pointers are insightful and probably applicable to the show you create everyday called life!

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Looking Through the Pallets

BY RAFAELA BOLANOS
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

The Pallet Pavilion was a temporary community venue made of repurposed materials such as packing pallets. The week before it was dismantled and recycled the two event managers of the venue, Rafaela Bolanos and Rosaria Ferguson spoke to the PechaKucha audience as they sat in the venue about the diverse events that occupied the Pallet over two summers in Christchurch.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 28, 2014.

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