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WWFD: In conversation with the FUZZYVIBES 5

Our monthly feature WW…D is an interview segment where we speak to various artists, writers, curators and art folk. Ophelia King, Emil Dryburgh, Nina Lloyd Joy, Liam Pram and Tristan Marler make up F U Z Z Y V I B E S on Auckland’s Krd. Between day jobs, night jobs, and running a gallery they found time to answer our questions. This month we spoke with the crew behind the new Auckland based space F U Z Z Y V I B E S. Read below for What Would F U Z Z Y Do? Who are the people behind F U Z Z Y V I B E S and what are your day jobs? Ophelia: Graphic design is my day job, fuzzy is my fun job. Emil: I work as a Gallery Assistant at Auckland Art Gallery. At this stage of my life, I can’t imagine a better day job… I give tours of the permanent collection, and meet lovely and interesting people everyday. Until very recently I was also a student at the University of Auckland, moping …

WWLD? In conversation with the Waxing Lyrical.

WW..D? Is an interview segment where we get to know awesome people that are a part of the creative community in New Zealand. This week we spoke to curator Luke Alexander, as well as being one of our key contributors Luke Alexander is also a talented actor and heavily involved in the theatre. Read more for What Would Luke Do? Describe yourself in 3 words. Between existential crises. What is the ‘best’ book you’ve read? I don’t like to play favourites; it’s unfair to my other books, but some of my favourites are Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy), The MaddAddam trilogy (Margaret Atwood) and Frida: aBiography of Frida Kahlo (Hayden Herrera) Why write? Putting thoughts on paper makes room for new ones… it’s a catharsis that stimulates neural processes. When you’re not writing for #500words what are you doing? Wondering when Nicki Minaj will grace us with her new album. That or in a theatre, library or gallery. What is it about art that interests you in critical dialogues? I once had it said to me that the theatre of war, the …

WWJD? Breakfast with Janet Lilo

WW..D? Is an interview segment where we get to know awesome people that are a part of the creative community in New Zealand. This week we spoke to artist Janet Lilo about life and the Auckland Triennial. Read more for What Would Janet Do? What was your initial response to Hanru’s idea of if I was to live here? My initial response was similar to HomeAKL where I had just finished a body of work looking at Auckland. TBH I know there’s been a lot of funny ideas about ‘aww if you were to live here..’, but I quite liked it. I think it suited me. I have been making a lot of work that has been responding to the locale and I thought that was good. I wasn’t sure how the international artists would respond to it, what they would bring and then what I would bring to that. But the theme is quite a broad general theme, and so when you’re an artist with small time frames it’s quite useful. Less pressure too because you can make work …