OzAsia Review: Say No More

Say No More is a performance by 26 women from three different countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, and Australia. In 2017, 60 women came together from these three countries to share stories of what it is like to be a woman in the world today. The performance is artistically directed by Pat Rix and partnered with Tutti Arts and ACS Stepping Stone. This is a performance about … Continue reading OzAsia Review: Say No More

Lessons From a Violent Theocracy – Historian Paul Ham on his latest book

Photo credit (right): Mark Friezer When a group of Dutch Anabaptists wandered into the German town of Münster in 1534, the wary eye of Europe followed them. Small in size, this cult was the equivalent of a mosquito carrying a strain of belief that threatened the rest of Christendom and sucked it into a eighteen-month siege, drawing blood on all sides. Award-winning historian Paul Ham … Continue reading Lessons From a Violent Theocracy – Historian Paul Ham on his latest book

OzAsia Review: Here is the message you asked for… don’t tell anyone else ;-)

Here is the message you asked for … don’t tell anyone else 😉 was the most bizarre yet delightful show I have seen in a long time. On a superficial level before anything else, the set is gorgeous and dreamy. Bunk beds with fairy lights, sheer curtains, and soft pink lighting; it’s really aesthetic. While I was sitting on the tiered seating, teenagers sat on … Continue reading OzAsia Review: Here is the message you asked for… don’t tell anyone else 😉

Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Knife + Heart

The erotic-surrealist French film Un couteau dans le Coeur (Knife + Heart in English) is a love letter from director Yann Gonzalez to the high-art 35mm European porn of the 1970s. This homage to the quaint and pastoral production of the gay porn of yore is streaked with a darker, and more seditious “plot” – if it can be termed even that. When Anne (Vanessa … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Knife + Heart

Adelaide Film Festival 2018: The Cleaners

The nature of social sharing platforms allows the most twisted and inhumane facets of society to be exposed online. When disturbing, explicit images and videos are reported on social media, how are they removed? It isn’t an automated system or algorithm that sifts through the posts*, but under-paid social media content moderators that view and judge whether the content should remain or be deleted. The … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: The Cleaners

Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Terror Nullius

Directed by: Soda_Jerk Terror Nullius does what it says on the can: a subversive survey of the Australian cultural landscape, addressing a cultural fear of the unknown if you can excuse the pun. The film is a collage of cinematic and documentary footage, with longer samples than I had expected, dropping in and out of narratives as the footage allows. a collection of impressions and subversive … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Terror Nullius

British Film Festival Review: My Generation

What: My Generation (Lionsgate Films) dir. David Barry When: 23rd October – 14th November, see full British Film Festival Adelaide program here Where: Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas and Palace Nova Prospect Cinemas How much: $13 – $21, check prices here The electric atmosphere that exploded onto the London social scene in the 1960s generated some the most exciting trends in hair, fashion, art, photography and … Continue reading British Film Festival Review: My Generation