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Pleasures and Dangers Television (Full Length) – 1991 Documentary Arts/Culture

Pleasures and Dangers

Television (Full Length) – 1991 Documentary Arts/Culture

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This documentary focusses on six New Zealand women artists whose careers were on the rise in the early 1990s. They work in a variety of mediums, explore ambiguity and subversion, and question gender roles. Photographer Christine Webster works with models, lighting and costume to create rich, theatrical images. Lisa Reihana delivers "radical statements" via light-hearted animation. Filmmaker Alison Maclean talks about the inspiration she found in Rotorua and channelled into her debut feature Crush. Also featured: artists Merylyn Tweedie, Alexis Hunter and Julia Morison.  

I think animation can be quietly subversive.
– Artist Lisa Reihana talks about her work

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Acknowledgements

Funded by NZ On Air, the Short Film Fund of the NZ Film Commission, the Moët and Chandon NZ Art Foundation, Learning Media and Television New Zealand

Music

Music performed by The Besser Ensemble