Monday 4 March
7 – 8pm
A public talk with Madeline McNamara and Latham Zearfoss
Join Chicago-based artist and organiser Latham Zearfoss, and Wellington-based performer Madeline McNamara, for a critical conversation around white power and privilege.
Through divergent practices, these white artists attempt to use their creativity as a tool to undermine structural and everyday racism and colonialism within their respective countries. Latham Zearfoss is the current artist-in-residence at Te Whare Hēra International Artist Residency. Madeline McNamara recently completed a sold out run of The Attitudes - a performative critique of resistances to challenges of white power and privilege - at BATS theatre.
Free – join us for tea and coffee
Upper Chamber, Toi Pōneke Arts Centre
Latham Zearfoss lives and works in Chicago, and holds a MFA from the University of Illinois. They are a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice forms around time-based projects. They work largely in video and sound, object installations and also produce music and publications. Concerned with inherited queer histories and the everyday realities of social and political life on the margins, Zearfoss’s intersectional practice focuses on formative experiences of “selfhood and otherness”.
Madeline McNamara lives and works in Wellington and has been an independent theatre practitioner in Aotearoa for 35 years. She is a performer, director, teacher and organiser. She co-founded Magdalena Aotearoa with Sally Rodwell of Red Mole in 1997, a New Zealand network inspired by The Magdalena Project, an international network of women in contemporary theatre. From 2006 -2011 she was co -artistic director of Acting Up, a Charitable Trust which offered regular drama and music programmes in the Wellington region to adults with learning difficulties and intellectual impairments. She holds a Masters in Theatre Arts, in Directing (MTA) from Toi Whakaari/ The New Zealand Drama School and Victoria University.
This talk is a collaboration between Te Whare Hēra and Toi Pōneke Arts Centre.