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Posted in Events with tags , , on March 23, 2010 by secretnaomi

I will be screening some short footage from the performance Talanoa: Walk the Talk II that I staged in collaboration with the Anuanua Cook Islands Performing Arts Group and AK Samba commissioned by the Auckland City Council’s ‘Living Room’ Public Art Program in March 2009 – at OFFSTAGE 2, an event hosted by the Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust in Auckland. OFFSTAGE 2 is a moving image and live performance event showcasing experimental work from local and international Pacific artists.


Hosted by Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust
Held at Galatos, Galatos St, Auckland
Friday March 26, 7pm
Gold Coin entry

Artists include Louise Tu’u with We should Practice; Courtney Meredith, Grey Lynn Ukelele Band, D.A.N.C.E, Janet Lilo, Shigeyuki Kihara, Marlon Rivers, Henry Taripo and many more…

Shigeyuki Kihara on Kete Aronui

Posted in News with tags , , , on October 3, 2009 by secretnaomi

Maori Television’s Kete Aronui is an art show featuring artists from all around Aotearoa and covering all disciplines. From music, carvers, performers, weavers, painters, sculptors, film makers, theatre and multimedia, Kete Aronui is at the heart of indigenous art.

An upcoming episode directed by Kirsty MacDonald features Shigeyuki Kihara and her work.

Assume Nothing showing at QueerDOC 2009

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 3, 2009 by secretnaomi

queerDOCThe ‘Assume Nothing’ film will be screened as part of the Queer DOC film festival in Sydney on 9th September 2009.

Directed by filmmaker Kirsty MacDonald, ‘Assume Nothing’ is also a finalist in the Qantas Film and Television Awards for Best Arts/Festival/Feature – Documentary!

Assume Nothing at Rhode Island International Film Festival

Posted in News with tags , , , on August 10, 2009 by secretnaomi

Assume Nothing film featuring Shigeyuki Kihara is showing at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA.

The  Assume Nothing film, in the making for the last five years, is by director Kirsty MacDonald collaborating with a number of artists and performers from New Zealand who express their alternative gender identity through their art, and featuring the music of the wonderful Claire Cowan, among others. Participants are: Rebecca Swan, Mani Bruce Mitchell, Ema Lyon, Jack Byrne and Shigeyuki Kihara.

Part of the film was shot in New York last year, following the solo exhibition of Shigeyuki Kihara’s work at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. While most of that filming will appear in an upcoming television episode of Kete Aronui screening soon on Maori Television in New Zealand, part of the New York event also appears in the Assume Nothing film.

The screening of Assume Nothing is part of the Rhode Island International Film Festival and will take place on Sunday 9 August 2009.


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