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Jongha Choi’s 2D to 3D Furniture.

Jongha Choi’s 2D to 3D Furniture. Photo: Jongha Choi

12:42 Westside takes in the 1981 Springbok tour

The classic New Zealand TV series Outrageous Fortune has become the gift that keeps on giving. Not only did it run for a record-breaking six series, it's turned into a franchise. We've already seen the West family's 70s origin story in the first series of Westside.

Now as co-creator James Griffin tells Simon Morris; the Wests have made it to the 80s.

12:52 Sit on your art: 2D to 3D furniture

You see some attractive objects hanging on an apartment wall, and assume they're purely ornamental. But what's this? Your host is taking the artwork down, and folding this two dimensional object into a three dimensional chair.

This not your nana's stripy, red and white folding deck chair. While they're folded up the chair or table resembles a picture of furniture, as if photographed or drawn from an angle.

The creator of these 2D to 3D furniture designs is Korean-born Jongha Choi who made them for his thesis at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

1:10 At The Movies

Simon Morris returns to At the Movies, fresh from the Cannes Film Festival and the UK. He looks back at the cinema’s Greatest Show On Earth, and gets decided mixed messages from the up-market Competition for the Palme D’Or and the highly competitive Market. On top of that he follows in the footsteps of Harry Lime, the Third Man, in the streets of Vienna.

1:33 Jahra Wasasala - Wahinetoa Nights

One of the events on at the inaugural Pacific Dance Festival is Wahinetoa Nights featuring choreographer/dancer Jahra Wasasala, whose Auckland Fringe Festival show Mother/Jaw won five awards, including Best Dance Performance.

Jahra spoke to Shaun D Wilson about dance, poetry, identity, Guam, and Janet Jackson.

1:50 This Giant Papier Mache Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy

Standing Room Only was hoping to chat with Sir Richard Taylor about the spectacular work of Weta Workshop's Concept Design Department. Due to unforeseen events, that story has had to be postponed. But in its place, a film that rivals Weta's work in King Kong, Avatar and Lord of the Rings - if only for its title - This Giant Papier Mache Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy! This Giant Papier Mache Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy comes bearing awards - from the London and Boston Sci-fi Film Festivals, no less - and its about to make its debut at home.

Playwright Nathan Joe.

Playwright Nathan Joe. Photo: Supplied

2:06 The Laugh Track – Nathan Joe

Nathan Joe is no longer a promising young playwright. In fact he's won two awards for being both young and delivering on that promise, having scooped up one of Playmarket's b425 award this year and last year. His plays Like Sex and Hippolytus Veiled - A Greek Tragedy premiere soon. Nathan's also The Lumière Reader's theatre editor. Comedy selections include Anthony Jesselnik, the TV Series Slings and Arrows, Maria Bamford, and Louis C.K.


New York Times journalist Doreen Carvajal.

New York Times journalist Doreen Carvajal. Photo: Supplied

2:25 You can’t touch… or look: the crazy world of hidden art

If you want proof that the super-rich have moved on from the conspicuous consumption of the Medicis and the Borgias of Renaissance Italy, take a look at what they do with their art. Or rather, don’t look. Millions of items of art are hidden away in dreary, private “free ports” around the world, especially in Switzerland. You don’t make money to buy art. Art is money! A recent New York Times article co-written by Doreen Carvajal said it all in the headline: “One of the world’s greatest art collections hides behind this fence”.





Alto sax-player Jake Baxendale.

Alto sax-player Jake Baxendale. Photo: Ben McNicoll

2:38 Jake Baxendale takes jazz to the next level

Alto sax-player Jake Baxendale has recorded with the Rodger Fox Big Band, the Richter City Rebels, as well as his own group, The Jac. Now he’s taking it to the next level, in Sydney and New York thanks to a scholarship from The Edwin Carr Foundation. Simon Morris talks to Jake about music, composition and whether you can differentiate these days between “jazz” and “not jazz”.




2:49 Te Hau Kainga: bringing theatremakers together

In the arts community there's nothing more important than a place of one's own. Case in point - the new centre for Maori and Pacific Theatre in Wellington: Te Hau Kainga. Taki Rua, Tawata, and The Conch are forming a new hub of creative activity. Simon Morris spoke with Artistic Director of The Conch: Nina Nawalowalo, and Kahukura /CEO of Taki Rua: Tānemahuta Gray

Simon Morris, Nina Nawalowalo and Tānemahuta Gray.

Simon Morris, Nina Nawalowalo and Tānemahuta Gray in RNZ Wellington's studios. Photo: RNZ/Shaun D Wilson

3:06 Drama at 3 – Who The Hell Are We?

Dave Armstrong talks with fellow playwrights Carl Nixon, Pip Hall, Hone Kouka and Nancy Brunning about whether we are presenting our nation honestly on stage.

Ballet legend Sir Jon Trimmer

Ballet legend Sir Jon Trimmer Photo: Supplied

3:50 The Art of Etiquette - Ballet

What's the correct behaviour for theatre audiences in the age of the omnipresent smartphone? Is it OK to wear jeans to the ballet? Should I give a standing ovation? Here's the first of a series on The Art of Etiquette. Upbeat's Eva Radich spoke to Sir Jon Trimmer whose been on stage for 58 years.

Music played in this show

Artist: The Swingers
Song: Counting The Beat
Composer: Swingers
Album: Counting The Beat
Label: Mushroom 330852
Played at: 12:12

Artist: Dean Waretini
Song: The Bridge
Composer: Ross, Tait
Album: Our Music Volume 1
Label: BMG 654560
Played at: 12:38

Artist: Dragon
Song: April Sun In Cuba
Composer: P. Hewson, M. Hunter
Album: Running Fire
Label: CBS 465 720
Played at: 12:42

Artist: Spilt Enz
Song: History Never Repeats
Composer: Finn
Album: The Best Of Split Enz: History Never Repeats
Label: FMR 335992
Played at: 12:58

Artist: The Clean
Song: Tally Ho
Composer: Kilgour, Kilgour, Scott
Album: The Clean Anthology
Label: Flying Nun FNCD 468
Played at: 01:09

Artist: Janet Jackson
Song: Velvet Rope
Composer: Rene Elizondo, James Harris III, Janet Jackson, Terry Lewis
Album: The Velvet Rope
Label: Virgin 844762
Played at: 01:40

Artist: Sharon O'Neill
Song: Maybe
Composer: O'Neill
Album: Sharon O'Neill
Label: Sony 694422
Played at: 01:45

Artist: Coup D'etat
Song: Doctor I Like Your Medicine
Composer: Lyon
Album: Coup D'etat
Label: Vertigo 6456011
Played at: 01:58

Artist: The Screaming Meemees
Song: See Me Go
Composer: Screaming Meemees
Album: Stars In My Eyes
Label: Propeller 308562
Played at: 02:04

Artist: Newmatics
Song: Riot Squad
Composer: Newmatics
Album: Riot Squad
Label: FMR 889012
Played at: 02:35

Artist: The Jac
Song: Armada
Composer: Baxendale
Album: Nerve
Label: Rattle 410183
Played at: 02:39

Artist: The Crocodiles
Song: Tears
Composer: Flaws, Baysting
Album: Nature's Best
Label: Sony 505495
Played at: 02:58

Artist: Sharon O'Neill
Song: Smash Palace
Composer: O'Neill
Album: Sharon O'Neill
Label: Sony 694422
Played at: 03:04

Artist: Blam Blam Blam
Song: There Is No Depression In New Zealand
Composer: McGlashan, Von Sturmer
Album: The Complete Blam Blam Blam
Label: Propeller 308992
Played at: 03:58