Author(s): Misha Kavka
Contemporary creative writers, intellectuals, photographers, painters and other artists have all contributed to this volume exploring the idea of 'gothic' in New Zealand culture. From Martin Edmond's abandoned houses, to Ian Lochhead's Victorian corrugated iron structures, to Otis Frizzell's tattoos, from Peter Jackson's movie-making to ghost paintings - there's plenty of it. As the editors suggest, gothic is 'endemic to New Zealand's self-representation'.
Introduction: Warping the Familiar 1 The Abandoned House as a Refuge for the Imagination 2 Gothic Inventions and Displacements 3 Ghost Painting 4 Out of the Kitchen Sink 5 Tiger Country 6 Corrugated Iron Gothic 7 Incised Skin and Other Spurs 8 Underworlds Down Under 9 Well-Laundered Elves: Purity and Degeneration in Lord of the Rings 10 Nocturnes for an Only Daughter 11 Selected Photographs, 2003?2006 12 Misery: Art and Fashion 13 Don't Worry, Be Happy 14 Afterword: How Gothic Is It?