Captain Cook Thinks Again is a work that we think exemplifies one of our core creative values - opening up space to have difficult conversations.
Our recent Wellington season has generated a lot of private and personal discussion and we’ve had lots of great conversations kanohi ki te kanohi with audience members with all kinds of takes on the work - but here we wanted to share a couple of considered critical responses we’ve received about the project.
The first comes from our friend and sometime collaborator Emily Beausoleil, a lecturer in Political Science at Victoria University. As a political theorist, Emily explores the conditions, challenges, and possibilities of democratic engagement in diverse societies, with a particular focus on artistic and embodied strategies to facilitate listening in politics.
The second response comes as a result of the Fulbright New Zealand organisation attending the show as a staff activity. Following their experience, they encouraged a group of US Fulbright Scholarship grantees based in Wellington to attend. They did, and one of them wrote a very thoughtful blog piece in response, which you can find here.