Wow, the first draft of this post is from 17 April. I’ve let things slip for a few months…
Pina is a film that was screened a part of the German Film Festival in Sydney. It is about the life and work of the wonderfully creative choreographer Pina Bausch, and made by Wim Wenders. Whilst the film was years in planning, Pina passed away only months before filming began. This led to an interesting exploration of Pina’s life via friends and collaborators close to Pina as they reflect on her influence and character. Continue reading
The votes have been counted and the headline results are as predicted months ago. The only talking point of interest, at this stage, has been reflections on the Greens vote. Various commentators have called the Greens result a disappointment, given that they went into the election as favourites in Balmain and strong chances in Marrickville, and on current vote appear Labor appear to have held Marrickville and likely to hold Balmain (though it’s very close).
But was the Greens result really so disappointing? What were the positives for the progressive Left?
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As a way of increasing the number of (interesting) posts this year, within the free time that I have available, I will be publishing a series of posts under the “I enjoyed…” moniker. Continue reading
I support the position of artists to slay sacred cows and expose truths about our society, however this does not provide license for artists to perpetuate cultural colonialism for the purpose of commission. Continue reading