[email protected] was an award-winning magazine-style arts and culture show that appealed, right from the opening acid-jazz theme tune, to a literate late-90s arts audience. Fronted by media personality Bill Ralston, the first episode comes out guns blazing with a debate by panellists about Tania Kovats's controversial artwork 'Virgin in a Condom'. The sculpture caused national upset when it was exhibited at Te Papa in 1998. Managing to keep a panel discussion convivial rather than confrontational, Ralston handles the catholic debate with aplomb.
Did you have any idea you were going to detonate a small art nuclear bomb here in New Zealand?– Ralston to British Council director Paul Smith