Kirikiriroa Conversations

Kirikiriroa Conversations
Date Thursday 28 October 2021
Time 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Where S.1.01
Presenter Dr. Lisa Perrott
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!

Sixth Conversation -  28th October 2021

Dr. Lisa Perrott, Screen and Media Studies, University of Waikato

Travelling Music Video Meets Musical Documentary: Charting the Transit of Poi-E Across Time, Genres and Cultural Space

Across the genres of music video and music documentary, productive convergences can be detected. It is possible to identify examples of docu-style music videos and documentaries that look and feel very much like music videos. Examples include music videos such as Declan Mckena: Paracetamol (2016) and Baya: A Call to Say Hello (2016) ; the Documentary Musical Feltham Sings (2002) and the musical documentary Heima (2007) which documents Icelandic band Sigur Rós’s tour of their homeland. These examples serve to illustrate various ways in which genre convergences between music video and documentary have stretched the borders of both genres. Having established this context, this conversation will focus on a specific case study, the 1984 hit Poi-E, in which brought about convergences between music video and music documentary.