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Culture June 16, 2018
Dark Mofo guest artist Laurie Anderson
Laurie Anderson has been a creative pioneer for decades, working across genre, time and place. Now 71 and still prolific, she continues to push boundaries with virtual reality projects. “You, yourself, your body kind of disappears and you have this incredible freedom to fly and to observe things that you wouldn’t be able to do in your body. So it’s almost like you’re as free as your imagination and you become your own imagination. It’s very, very thrilling.”
Portrait March 31, 2018
Whanganui River guide Charles Ranginui
A journey down the Whanganui River with Charles Ranginui.
Portrait April 21, 2018
Poet Hera Lindsay Bird
Visiting New Zealand poet Hera Lindsay Bird in Wellington.
Culture March 24, 2018
Armando Iannucci in the Bolshevik of it
Satirist Armando Iannucci has turned from his hit TV comedies Veep and The Thick of It to mining the lethal absurdities of the Soviet Union for his film The Death of Stalin. He talks about the comedy of power. “It seems strangely topical with all the talk about facts and alternative facts, new truths and old truths, and the authoritarianism too. It’s frightening.”
Portrait March 10, 2018
Glass artist Emma Camden
A visit to the studio of glass sculptor Emma Camden.
Culture December 16, 2017
Video artist Candice Breitz
On the eve of the NGV Triennial, artist Candice Breitz turned a work about refugees into a work of protest directed at the gallery’s security contracts. “While I am grateful for the immense support I have received from the NGV,” she announced, “it would be morally remiss, in light of the above knowledge, for me to remain silent in the context of the current conversation that is taking place around the Australian government’s ongoing and systematic abuse of refugees.”
Portrait September 09, 2017
Housebound with an infant, the author watches the street life unfold.
Portrait August 19, 2017
Exploratory musician Lizzy Welsh
Violinist Lizzy Welsh talks before her rehearsal for the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music.
Culture July 08, 2017
Angourie Rice on staying real in Hollywood
As an actress on the rise, Angourie Rice is determined to find roles beyond the cookie-cutter teenage girls. Here, she talks about the importance of female representation, working with Kidman and Coppola, and frocking up for The Beguiled.
Portrait May 20, 2017
James Joyce expert Frances Devlin-Glass
Frances Devlin-Glass stages Joyce’s Dublin, smell by smell.
Culture April 08, 2017
Artist Emily Floyd and her Icelandic Puffins
Whether using toy-like puffins to explore the global financial crisis or woodcut typefaces to examine feminist theory, Emily Floyd’s art is grounded in deep thinking and subtle references.
Portrait April 08, 2017
Comedian Anne Edmonds
Comedian Anne Edmonds serves up a slice of middle Australia.