Podcast Posted Feb 13, 2017
By Mark Amery

Do you make art? What does it smell like? Does it fit in a paddling pool? Our first pod of 2017 sees Mark Amery in conversation with RIFF RAFF aka Li-Ming Hu and Daphne Simons, who discuss their Enjoy Gallery summer residency and forthcoming Telethon, which seeks to amass a 'stupendously large' collection of contemporary art which will be offered as a gift to the Chartwell Trust. Mark Amery attempts to unpick the layers behind the project which gleefully suggests no parameters for donations, except that the giver deems the work to be 'art'.

Writing Posted Feb 7, 2017
By Mark Williams

Could Tonga be the largest country in the world? How would such a concept be supported in the context of globalization and the TPPA?

Interview Posted Jan 26, 2017
By Mark Williams

An interview with curator Lawrence McDonald about PALeo Neo Video - Chapters from the history of video art in New Zealand 1970-1990s, an ambitious and largely undocumented survey of artist moving image practice that was staged in 1999.

Writing Posted Jan 18, 2017
By Victoria Wynne-Jones

Victoria Wynne-Jones writes on Potentially Yours, The Coming Community curated by Tendai John Mutambu, ARTSPACE 10 November 10 – 22 December 2016

Writing Posted Jan 2, 2017
By Hamish Win

Hal Foster provides a useful account of the late ‘80s embrace of the abject as a turn from ‘the real understood as an effect of representation… to the real seen as an event of trauma’.(i) This shift from a preoccupation with the sign as a circulating object of discourse to an empha

Podcast Posted Dec 20, 2016
By Mark Amery

How do we create indigenous spaces in our institutions? How do we create spaces for new voices? Our 2016 end of year pod took place immediately after a wānanga on curating indigenous art at Takapūwāhia Marae and Pātaka Art + Museum, and a subsequent panel at City Gallery Wellington.

Podcast Posted Dec 12, 2016
By Mark Amery

Location!… location? Mike Heynes' new commission for Masons Screen addresses one of the most urgent issues for many New Zealanders, housing affordablity. Host Mark Amery talks to Heynes about responding to current events, and how technology enables political action. As Masons Screen approaches its' first anniversary Mark Amery also talks to CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams about the dialogue between previous works and the screens site in the downtown business district, opposite a fashion school.

Writing Posted Dec 6, 2016
By Mark Williams

The Bends is an ambitious 11 part movie which mixes global geographical locations with augmented realities. Created by New Zealander Andrew de Freitas and collaborators, The Bends is released online using a variety of online sites as hosts for each chapter, including CIRCUIT. Watch thebends/watch?v=BEtT3r=L1viN9_3VerYb0Dy below.

Interview Posted Nov 29, 2016
By Robert Leonard

Robert Leonard talks to Gavin Hipkins about his latest film, New World (2016). It was made for CIRCUIT’s screening programme This Is not film-making. Artists work for cinema, which premiered at City Gallery Wellington on 9 September 2016, and screens at Te Uru Waitakere on 6 December. The interview is based on a discussion held at the CIRCUIT symposium, Phantom Topologies, at City Gallery Wellington.

Writing Posted Nov 23, 2016
By Mark Williams

America x 10 is a selection of video works by New Zealand artists addressing our relationship to the United States. Acknowledging its freedoms, invention and complexities, several have sought to make America a place of residence, while others weigh up it's impact from afar.

Podcast Posted Nov 9, 2016
By Mark Amery

How do we attribute value? On the 50th anniversary of the Frances Hodgkins residency in Dunedin 2015 fellow John Ward Knox talks to Mark Amery about art economies, human remains and staying on in the South to examine his “inner gothic cathedral”.