Mr Sterile Assembly – Hamilton Fringe Festival 2011

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Art danger BOOM! 2011 was the biggest fringe festival ever and offered a smorgasbord of roving entertainment including theatre, poetry, exhibitions, film, music and one or two things that don’t quite fit any of the usual categories. Mr Sterile Assembly was definitely the latter.

A melange of social critique of New Zealand’s security agencies, art works, theatre performance and punk rock, Mr Sterile Assembly appears here in one of Hamilton’s pop up art spaces in the Riverbank mall, on Victoria Street. Performing on the same day as a rugby world cup match the streets were eerily empty, which made sounds coming out of that space take on a life of their own.


Joe Citizen


I believe that theory should inform practice and practice should inform theory - that's why I think that the Media Arts degree is one of the best in the country. If you want to write about the arts then go to University, if you want to work at the bottom of your field then do a short industry course, but if you want to take control of your own learning, come here. Both industry and critical thinking skills are provided, because it is creative, technical and reflective practice that makes a Media Artist stand out from the crowd.

As both a graduate and post-graduate of Media Arts, I'm someone that wants to be relevant, up-to-date and well informed. My fields of teaching encompass both the moving image and contemporary art and media theory domains.

I've always got something on the go because there's a lot going on in Hamilton. An example of this is the DVD It Came From The Swamp,which is a compilation of Hamilton short films I put together and toured round the country. Every single one of those films represents large groups of people, from every sector of the creative business spectrum. Just as I'm finishing one, another one pops up.