This is the first issue of White Fungus to be made through offset printing. The issue contains a history of the 1839 voyage of the New Zealand Company ship Cuba, the second to arrive in the colonial misadventure; the article contains excerpts of a diary written by a disgruntled and desperate passenger on board the ship. The issue includes an article about the art collective et al. and its controversial exhibition The Fundamental Practice, which represented New Zealand at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2004 while being hounded by the mainstream media and assailed by the country’s politicians. There is an article about the Papua New Guinean New Zealand filmmaker Veialu Aila-Unsworthy. Plus there are features on underground noise music in the US and experimental dance music in the new millennium. There is also an article about New Zealand puppeteer and musician Rose Beauchamp.
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