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25 May 2024

Workshop | Who, how, why: Shubigi Rao on filmmaking



Satellites is hosting a workshop with artist, writer and filmmaker Shubigi Rao and Te Tuhi's international curator Vera Mey. The workshop will take place at Te Wai Ngutu Kākā Gallery, the location of Shubigi Rao's exhibition Pulp III: A Short Biography of the Banished Book, presented by Te Tuhi and open until 1 June 2024.

In this session, artist Shubigi Rao discusses the practical, ethical and sociopolitical considerations of her work as a solo female filmmaker, and invites participants to step back and think through their own practice with these dimensions in mind. This will range from the logistical aspects of production (the benefits, the challenges, the loopholes) to the moral considerations that arise when telling stories that have historically been deliberately unheard, undocumented, and fetishised.

This workshop is being hosted by Satellites, a Tāmaki Makaurau-based arts organisation connecting the past, present and future of Aotearoa Asian art.

The event is limited to 15 artists. To find out more about how to secure a place, click here.

For more information about Shubigi Rao and her exhibition Pulp III: A Short Biography of the Banished Book, click here

Prior to this workshop, Auckland Writers Festival are also hosting a panel discussion while Shubigi Rao is in Aotearoa New Zealand, alongside the presentation of Pulp III: A Short Biography of the Banished Book:

Auckland Writers Festival Talk - Pulp Friction: The Rise of Book Bans, a panel discussion.

Sunday 19 May 2024, 11.30am - 12.30pm
Hunua Room, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland 1010

Programmed as part of the Auckland Writers Festival 2024, Shubigi Rao will be joining a panel discussion covering the topic of the global rise of book bans. Participants in the discussion include authors Viet Thanh Nguyen and Lauren Groff, and journalist, Adam Dudding.

For more information about the Auckland Writers Festival panel discussion with Shubigi Rao, click here.

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