Author Archive: Renee Gerlich

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Speaking of Art

Speaking of Art

by / 10/09/12 / No Comments

We’re arguably as indebted to writers and teachers for the work we love as to its makers, and at best the marriage of art and language is magic.

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Comment: A Tea With The Tories

Comment: A Tea With The Tories

by / 06/08/12 / [ 2 Comments ]

Renee Gerlich has a chinwag with Richard Bartlett of Nineteen Tory Street – an ‘open source community gallery’ and ‘world where there’s no money and everyone has a good time’. One of my first experiences of 19 Tory street involved about a dozen people on scraggly couches absorbed in a discussion about relative meanings and applications of [...]

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The New Pygmalion: Art In A Petri Dish

The New Pygmalion: Art In A Petri Dish

by / 05/06/12 / No Comments

You might think there’s nothing really new happening in contemporary art. We rehash the past, wrap it in new esoterics and slap on some buzzwords, but there’s no shock of the new. Everything seems vaguely familiar. Think again. An international network of ‘bioartists’ are playing God with biotechnology, making art with embryos, stem cells and [...]

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In Our Wildest Zines

In Our Wildest Zines

by / 05/06/12 / No Comments

I’ve been craving the taste of a raw Wellington language. Something less polished than its acclaimed authors, more considered than its small-talking streets and mouthy pubs. I’ve been after it in its frankest expression; played with like bath foam blown in the air or slapped on the chin as a beard. Words bind, and people [...]

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Just Food

Just Food

by / 30/04/12 / No Comments

One cause could be considered the encapsulation of many competing goods and interests: the need for New Zealand children to have sustainable access to locally produced nutrition.

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Love in the Time of Quantum Physics

Love in the Time of Quantum Physics

by / 02/04/12 / No Comments

Alongside research and development in the interests of war and security, the equal and opposite motivator in science is pillowtalk.

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The Art of Science

The Art of Science

by / 26/03/12 / 1 Comment

Contemporary movers and shakers are traversing the art/science boundary to explore the issues bringing these two widely misunderstood disciplines closer together.

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Teachers Teaching Teachers

Teachers Teaching Teachers

by / 12/03/12 / [ 4 Comments ]

Teacher training isn’t working.   ‘On an afternoon Pascal showed me how to build a six-inch tall house… he planted upright twigs in the dirt… he built the twigs into walls with a sturdy basket weave of shredded bark… He spat in the dirt to make red mud… It struck me what a wide world [...]

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Aotearoa: Peaceful or Privileged?

Aotearoa: Peaceful or Privileged?

by / 16/05/11 / [ 5 Comments ]

Almost daily, I’m getting prompts in my inbox to sign e-petitions. Stop corrective rape, take down Qaddafi, save the bees; I could spend all day passionately signing them—but I don’t get it. Would the antichrist really drop everything and beg for mercy at the sight of one? Do e-petitions influence the environmental, economic, social and [...]

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Bodhi Vincent Drawings

Bodhi Vincent Drawings

by / 03/08/09 / No Comments

Bodhi Vincent’s background is in sculpture and illustration and his lively, stylised murals colour pigeon park and that bright alley leading from Courtenay Place to St James’ carpark. This exhibition atFramework shows a softer side to a well-known Kapiti artist and key figure in Raumati South’s blossoming creative scene. The show is comprised of around [...]

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