Joel sits down for a chinwag with the multi-talented musician Tristan Carter. From his work with Java Dance Theatre to his love of folk music traditions, we discuss it all through the cosmic lens of one man and his violin.
A deep and wide-ranging kōrerorero with Eliza Sanders, dancer and co-artistic director of House of Sand, touching on intimacy, improvisation, modes of spectatorship, and being allergic to earnestness.
We go on a fascinating journey in this episode with Kai Tahu writer and musician Ruby Mae Hinepunui Solly. Touching on the benefits of a multi-disciplinary approach, thoughts on audience reception, and stories about misconceptions from the comic to the ugly. Plus Ruby teaches Joel how to speed read.
A conversation with Leo Gene Peters, artistic director of the explosive devised theatre company A Slightly Isolated Dog, in which we explore his criteria and motivations for what he puts in front of an audience, from the intuitive to the pragmatic to the spiritual.
For this episode Joel sits down with musician Riki Gooch for a kōrero about his musical endeavours across many genres and forms, the people who have influenced him along the way, plus a deep dive into the unconventional method of conduction.
Joel talks with writer, performer, director and artistic director of Barbarian Productions, Jo Randerson. Traversing context, clowns, impulse and impact, they delve into the nature of the artistic transaction, with occasional terrapin prompted digressions.
In this episode, recorded just post-lockdown, Joel chatted to Thom about his work as a physical theatre performer, compared work and life in Europe versus Aotearoa, and how he coped with not being constantly on the move.
Joel talks to director Eleanor Bishop during lockdown in episode two of Art Hacks. They discuss overseas influences, the joys of making work at different scales and how it's all (maybe) coming to an end.
In this inaugural episode of Art Hacks Joel chats to Julia Croft about being a live artist on these isolated islands in the Pacific, how her approach to making has evolved, and about all the things she wanted to be for a hot minute.