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Mantails, Masculinity and Midlife Crisis - A panel discussion


7 Aug


The Hub

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As part of Bryce Galloway's exhibition: four songs, played twice (26 July - 18 Aug) join the panel in a discussion that will touch on gender politics from an intergenerational perspective, looking at gender fluidity, the archetypal masculine, toxic masculinity, male fragility, "adulting" and whether we agree or not with Jordan Petersons suggestion that "men just need to grow the hell up."


  • Dr Nicholas Holm, Senior Lecturer in Media studies - Massey University

  • Dr Vini Olsen-Reeder, Pukenga/Lecturer, Te Kawa a Maui – School of Maori Studies, Victoria University

  • Thomas Lahood, Head Clown – Barbarian Productions

Speaker Biographies:

Dr Nicholas Holm is a Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Massey University. His research is dedicated to explaining the importance of overlooked and sometimes unloved aspects of everyday life like advertising, vermin and humour.

Dr Vini Olsen-Reeder (Tauranga Moana) is an academic at Victoria University. His current research passion blends the Māori language and mana tāne (male masculinity) representations, but his jokes are terrible.

Thomas Lahood is a graduate of the Bonts International Clown School. He is an experienced performer and clown with a history of physical performance. His recent theatre show Soft n Hard deals with the fraught territory of gender posturing.

Earlier Event: 26 July
four songs, played twice
Later Event: 23 August
Linear Impositions