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Tue 5 Jun 2018, 6:30pm
Wed 6 Jun 2018, 7:00pm
Thu 7 Jun 2018, 8:00pm
Sat 9 Jun 2018, 10:00am
Sat 9 Jun 2018, 2:00pm

Where: The Basement, Lower Greys Avenue, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: Basement Theatre

Don’t just talk the talk, walk it.

This Winter we’re cranking up the heat with the second round of Unseen:Unsaid. Join us for a week of passionate conversations on what it means to disrupt, involve, activate and listen. There'll be workshops, lectures, kai and korero.

Let's get sweatier than a sauna collectively challenging the norm!

Not Just The Admin: The Art in Producing - Tuesday 5 June, 6:30pm

Producers can be your strongest creative allies. In this session for artists and producers alike, Kate Prior hosts Lydia Zanetti, Dolina Wehipeihana and Alice Canton as they dig deep into the value of producers, their potential to hold dramaturgical roles, and how artists can get the most out of their partnership with a creative producer.

Live Read: Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People - Wednesday 6 June, 7pm

Remember how fun reading aloud was in class? You voted and we received - we’ll be hosting a live reading of Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. Participants will be invited to read sections of the book, accompanied by snacks and bite-size discussions. Come and go as you please.

Victor Rodger’s Litmus Test: Cultural Appropriation 101 - Thursday 7 June, 8pm

Lionel Shriver (We Need to Talk About Kevin) gave a controversial speech at the 2016 Brisbane Writers Festival where she “hoped the concept of cultural appropriation was a passing fad.” Victor Rodger believes there is a simple litmus test when it comes to people writing about races or cultures that are not their own: would they be prepared to read out what they’ve written, in a room full of those they have written about?

Join Victor Rodger as he discusses works that he thinks would fail the litmus test and invites participants to discuss different ways to approach writing about race and cultures outside of your own.

Disruptive Text Workshop - Saturday 9 June, 2pm - 5pm.

Disruptive Text is a performance workshop that challenges how we embody language: on the page, on stage, and within our bodies. We are socially overwhelmed by text but that shouldn’t confine our ability to be autonomous makers.

This workshop make space for play with text-as-text, text-as-body and text-as-impulse. Expect found poetry, mark-making, visual collaboration and orated stories. No previous experience required.

Led by artists Vanessa Crofskey and Jess Holly Bates.

Does choosing art = choosing poverty? - Saturday 9 June, 10am - 1pm.

Join Basement’s Executive Director Elise Sterback and strategist Max Adler for a hands-on session around the normally terrifying topic of money and art. We’ll discuss interventions and advocacy, then collectively design ways to make creative careers more sustainable in Aotearoa.

Alls event are free aside from the workshop - keep an eye out as there's more to be added!
With sponsorship from Karma Cola and Raglan Coconut Yoghurt.

Image by Antonia Zimmermann.

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