PAST EVENTS

2020

THIS EVENTS ARCHIVE INCLUDES A SELECTION OF EVENTS HELD IN 2020. CHECK OUT OUR UPCOMING EVENTS HERE.

Talk

THE ABSOLUTE STATE OF IT; JOURNALISM TODAY IN AOTEAROA

 

28 October 2020, Lecture hall B10, University of Auckland general library basement

Fake news, bad algorithms, pay walls and polarising politicians: the state of journalism today is fraught with 21st century challenges and opportunities. Hosted by comedian Tim Batt, the panel of speakers includes Carol Hirschfeld (Stuff), Hayden Donnell (RNZ, The Spinoff), Kirsty Johnston (Stuff), and Leonie Hayden (The Spinoff). This event is part of The Medium is the Message. Watch the talk recording here.

Film screening

BASTION POINT: DAY 507

 

24 October 2020

As part of The Medium is the MessageNgā Taonga Sound & Vision and Gus Fisher Gallery present a screening of Bastion Point: Day 507 directed by Merata Mita, Leon Narbey and Gerd Pohlmann. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the Hawke Whānau (Ngāti Whātua) and Dr Jani Wilson (AUT).

Event

KETE ARONUI BOOK CLUB: CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN

 

15 October 2020

Join curator Lisa Beauchamp for a spirited discussion on the life and work of pioneering feminist artist Carolee Schneemann, whose installation Devour (2003) features in The Medium is the Message.

Artist activation

ZHENG NUANZHI: EVENING! WITH JIMMY APPLAUSE

 

13 October 2020

Open late for Artweek Auckland, Gus Fisher Gallery will be activated by artist Zheng Nuanzhi, as she invites participants to join a live talk show with drag king Jimmy Applause. Part of Artweek Auckland.

Tour

BEHIND THE SCENES OF TVNZ’S FORMER HOME

 

3 October 2020

Discover the site of the first official public television broadcast in Aotearoa in this special guided tour, as we celebrate 60 years of television in the building where it all began. Part of Auckland Heritage Festival.

Screening

NAM JUNE PAIK SCREENING WITH INTRODUCTION BY TOBIAS BERGER

 

1 August 2020

Tobias Berger, Head of Arts at Tai Kwun (Hong Kong), discusses the “father of video art” Nam June Paik. A screening of selected short films by Paik that dissect the medium of television will follow.

Workshop

AN INTRODUCTION TO WEB DEVELOPMENT

 

27 June 2020, RainbowYOUTH, 10 Abbey Street, Auckland Central 1010

Learn the basics of web development in this free workshop led by developers Jessica Morgan and Kimmi Rindel. Generously supported by Rule Foundation. Part of Queer Algorithms.

Event

AN EVENING OF POETRY WITH ESSA MAY RANAPIRI AND FRIENDS

 

25 June 2021

Join essa may ranapiri with fellow poets Te Inuwai Nathan, Simone Kaho and Tāwhanga Nopera for an intimate poetry reading. Generously supported by Rule Foundation. Part of Queer Algorithms.

Talk

REMEMBERING BRANDON: A KŌRERO ON TRANS VISIBILITY

 

18 June 2020

Expanding upon and coming into conflict with Brandon by Shu Lea Cheang, researcher and community health worker Max Whitehurst leads an open discussion on trans histories, dissensus and the politics of recognition.

Talk

CONVERSION THERAPY IN AOTEAROA: CURRENT ISSUES

 

21 May 2020, Zoom webinar

Hosted by Auckland Pride Festival Director Max Tweedie, join Takatāpui creative Alesha Ahdar, Youth MP Shaneel Lal, Labour MP Marja Lubeck, and artist and LGBTQI+ activist Shannon Novak for a discussion on conversion therapy in Aotearoa and activism around banning the practice. Watch the recording here.

Event

TAROT READING WITH JOHN WALTER

 

13 March 2020

Have your fortune read by artist John Walter with his very own artist-made ad ‘queered’ tarot cards.

Performance

JOHN WALTER: M_DOOMSDAY {SHITNEY (EXORCISM)}

 

12 March 2020

View footage of a newly commissioned performance by UK artist John Walter. Staged within Walter’s installation for Queer Algorithms, M_DOOMSDAY {SHITNEY (EXORCISM)} narrates a history of the universe from the Big Bang through to viruses of the mind using script, song, costume and video.

Watch the live performance recorded by Ian Powell here. Find music from this performance here.

Talk

BUILDING INTER-GENERATIONAL QUEER LOVE: A PANEL TALK

 

29 February 2020, Pioneer Women’s Hall, Ellen Melville Centre

Join us in conversation with members of our Queer community, as we discuss how we can strengthen inter-generational bonds through radical creative queer praxis, and continue our collective liberation through inter-generational queer love and resistance. Generously supported by Rule Foundation. Organised by Bronte Perry as part of Queer Algorithms.

Event

ART & DONUTS: THE NZ AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT SPECIAL

 

15 February 2020

Join us for donuts and coffee while you hear from speakers discussing the New Zealand AIDS memorial quilt and ongoing issues relating to HIV in Aotearoa today. In association with the New Zealand AIDS Foundation and Ending HIV. Part of Queer Algorithms.

Opening

EXHIBITION OPENING: QUEER ALGORITHMS

 

14 February 2020

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Queer Algorithms. A performance by Prairie Hatchard-McGill will begin at 6pm.

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Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Central 1010

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