Outfoxing furniture

The small town of Pokeno in Franklin district, Auckland is behind ex-Thompson Twin Alannah Currie’s latest artistic foray, a display of surreal furniture on show at London’s Ragged School. Under the moniker Miss Pokeno, the exhibition combines upholstery and taxidermy – that’s armchairs and entwined foxes. Seeking the good life in New Zealand after years of making synth-pop in the UK, Currie explains her comeback as an “armchair activist”: “I’m making chairs to confront ideas of what comfort is.”

 


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Tūī Winner Benee Has a Vision

Tūī Winner Benee Has a Vision

Aucklander Benee, otherwise known as Stella Bennett, who claimed four Tūīs at this year’s Vodafone Music Awards, talked to Billboard’s Gab Ginsberg in the United States recently about her latest EP,…