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September 11, 2016

Orgasms that don’t require any physical touch have long been discussed in department store whispers. First comes salad, then comes yoga, then come orgasmic meditation workshops. Is there any truth to these fully clothed, hands-free orgasms, or are they just another fad popularised by people who have a bit more time and a bit more […]

September 11, 2016

They always covered up the parts they hated most. Stretch-marked thighs and blemished skin, but now they had a bigger problem. It started as a pimple just above their belly button. Overnight it multiplied and darkened. So they told no one and drew a line around the patch of miscellaneous rash, hoping to track its […]

September 4, 2016

Art has forever been a process of observing, interpreting, and expressing. The artist may follow a meticulous process, or be subconsciously compelled down the path. Having a strong ability to observe and interpret is what produces art that has lasting effects on societies and movements. As Robert Rauschenberg said, “the artist’s job is to be […]

September 4, 2016

These days data collection is everywhere and it is constant. From your Facebook activity to your emails on Gmail, the swipes on your Snapper Card to the bench press reps you record on your fitness app at the gym. In one form or another, all of these technologies are centred on the collection of your […]

September 4, 2016

  You probably think that it’s too far to even have to care We’ll take a look at where you live what if it happened there? You have to know the urge to make a change lies within And we can be the reason that they see the flag rise again — Drake in “Wavin’ […]

August 15, 2016

This is my apartment for another nineteen days it’s too hot to sleep in this small room people tell me the temperature in fahrenheit and I convert it to celsius on my phone I leave my bedroom door open and turn on the fan at night . I think it’s important to find something sacred […]

August 14, 2016

This issue we asked seven young Wellington-based artists and recent Fine Arts graduates to create an original ‘page work’ for Salient. The page became the site for the artwork, each artist free to utilise it as they liked. Each artist provided text to contextualise their artworks and to give an entry point for readers. The […]

August 14, 2016

“There was an earthquake in Wellington. It was the only earthquake I’ve ever felt intensely. I had to go stand in the doorway. Then my mirror, which was perched against my wall on top of my dresser, not hung up or anything, fell down and smashed right next to me. It was the only thing […]

August 7, 2016

But where are you from from? The answer people look for varies, depending on whether they want to know where my accent is from, or where I lived before moving to Wellington, or if they’re a Samoan asking what villages my parents are from. Geographically, here’s a quick overview: I was born in Samoa and […]