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Looking Back and Looking Around: Notes from Anzac Day

In April 2015, artist Connah Podmore partnered with the charitable trust, Friends of Anzac Bridge, to run a community art project for the region’s Anzac Day commemorations. Over a series of open workshops, participants were invited to write messages from themselves to Anzac-related subjects on supplied postcards. This process revealed many of the symbols and […]

Commemoration and Moral Choice in the Travails of the Bomb-Aimer’s Daughter

This article/photo essay examines Sally J. Morgan’s 2013 work, The Travails of the Bomb Aimer’s Daughter, a performance/installation that unfolded over a week at Wellington’s Performance Arcade Festival. Acting as a kind of ‘denkmal’ or commemorative provocation, the piece interacted with the audience in ways that unsettled viewers’ expectations and demanded moral choices. The presentation examines and discusses the installation’s […]