POSTPONED - Kirikiriroa Conversations

Kirikiriroa Conversations
Date Thursday 14 October 2021
Time 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Where S.1.01
Presenter Elijah Dawson
Contact Dr. Kyle Barrett
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

Screen and Media Studies (SMST) are proud to present another series of Kirikiriroa Conversations. The aim of these chats is to explore topics of interest from staff and graduate students across the University that may be works-in-progress, recently published papers, or even just something you are passionate about! It is an opportunity to explore avenues of research or practice that may not have found a place in a lecture or publication. Why not discuss it in a friendly, open, informal environment? There are no prescribed formats for presenting as long as each conversation will be 15 mins long with 5 mins of questions. Afterward, come along to SMST’s legendary Thirsty Thursdays!

POSTPONED - Fourth Conversation - 14th October

Elijah Dawson -  Master of Media and Creative Technologies (Screen and Media Studies)

"Good Luck Everybody": AJJ's "Live from Quarantine" and the Narrative of Folk-punk in a Pandemic

“Live from Quarantine” by Arizona folk-punk band AJJ was a series of Instagram live streams that took place from March 16th 2020 to June 25th 2021. This conversation will examine the live streams, reflecting upon the digital DIY practices employed and the intersections of the online folk-punk community. It will be contended that the live stream series are constructed as a "narrative", portraying the events of 2020, that reflect long-standing activism and traditions of the folk-punk movement. Specifically, this discussion with focus on the digital DIY tools adopted by AJJ in an effort to make a living during the pandemic, and will query music performance's future in the COVID-19 era.