Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My play WINTER about living on the Kapiti Coast and being seduced by the sea will premiere at BATS Theatre July 31, featuring Melissa Billington and Nigel Edgecombe. Director: Sally Richards.

As I post this I just felt an earthquake. A good sign -- I think.

Melissa Billington & Kapiti Island, Pukerua Bay, NZ

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What I do

Photo: Guler Ugur, Summer New York 2007

Hello to anyone who reads my blog.

In the interest of how little time is left in this present reincarnation, I will continue to document my work and stuff as it occurs here there and everywhere in photos and writing.

Coming up on my two year blog anniversary, (May, 2006), I can see how not much has changed with my approach of photos and musings about where I'm at at the moment.

I am always interested in showing other artists' work as well, with links and photos of your work, or a poem. (Still working on linking stuff to the website.) Those who are in the archives: Petruska, Beens, Dombrowski, Sumaya, Cordula, Guler Ugur, and many more.

This pic of me by Guler is what my flatmate Helen says is a "pretty good pukana" but it was in fact taken last year in New York. I wasn't trying to do a pukana. It was the hottest day of the summer and we were dripping in sweat. The haka, a traditional Maori dance is one of the things that gives me goose bumps in NZ.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

SPITZER - Politics the best drama

Governor of New York Resigns.

Can you believe it? A man caught in a sex scandal? While Governor Eliot Spitzer was representing millions of New Yorkers and working towards cleaning up the state by getting rid of those pesty prostitutes as if he was Mad Max he was doing private research. With his wife by his side, Spitzer said he was sorry and resigned. Mrs. Spitzer looked medicated and tired standing by her man. It was a sober thought about men.

Picture this: Hillary Clinton caught with a 23 year old prostitute who wants to be a singer.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Chaplinopera - a review

In college we used to watch movies with the sound off and the stereo full blast. It was hilarious. Does it work when the music is live by The New Zealand Stroma Ensemble to the Charlie Chaplin movies projected over the musicians' heads? Created by British composer Benedict Mason it was different because I couldn't lie on the floor, I wasn't high and I couldn't believe that everyone in the room paid $85 tickets to be there. Check out full review in The Lumiere Reader:

30 Horses Killed by SPCA New Zealand

30 horses were killed today by the SPCA at a New Zealand farm because the horses were so neglected they could not be saved, including a colt who saw its mother killed and then was killed later. The man responsible, who owned the horses, is not being charged with any crime. A world where people abuse those who have no voice, is not a world I want to live in.