ALPSS Seminar Series

Date Wednesday 13 October 2021
Time 2pm - 3pm
Where ZOOM (
Presenter Dr Lisa Perrott & Wairehu Grant
Contact Vee McLean
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

Te Kura Toi/School of Arts Webinar

Music Video TARDIS by Dr Lisa Perrott

Lisa is a senior lecturer in the Screen and Media Studies programme with research interests that include animation, cultural studies and transmedia, with an emphasis on the relations between audio and visual media, popular music, music video and the avant-garde.

Arguing that music video is a hybrid audiovisual form that travels across mediums, genres, time and space, Lisa Perrott draws on recent theorisation of transmedia, remediation and dispersed authorship as a frame for examining the expansion of music video. By exploring the collaborative assemblage of music video directors, musicians and fans, Lisa presents examples of her research, portraying music video as a hybrid and transitory artform with porous borders. She argues that far from serving merely as light entertainment or a marketing tool, music video also functions as a kind of TARDIS – a vehicle for the representation, performativity and transit of diverse identities and complex signifiers that bleed into our daily lives.

Kotahitanga, intersectionality and “punk ethics” by Wairehu Grant, PhD candidate.

As a countercultural movement with a near fifty-year history of critiquing political, social and creative hegemony, punk culture has had ample time to disseminate across the globe. This proliferation has spawned new and exciting interpretations of punk, which are continuously shaped by the people and spaces around them. Aotearoa’s contemporary punk scenes are a frequently overlapping network of musicians, organisers, artists, venues and grassroots DIY collectives. This presentation will address the notion of ethical protocol in Aotearoa’s punk spaces, in particular the way that these are embodied through art, music and community organisation.