What strategies do contemporary artists employ to test media representation of reality and the means through which we channel and consume it? How do artists expand the documentary form through various material processes and formal strategies? How do artists deconstruct the surfeit of images we already have and the means by which we receive them? Can 'truth' and fiction exist in the same space? What historical artworks could be part of a revised genealogy of current documentary practices in Aotearoa New Zealand? How could an ethic of care, as understood through sustained relationships with Indigenous and diverse communities be played out through documentary practices?
Excited CIRCUIT staffer Callum Devlin at the opening of The Brain, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
Four exhibitions, a workshop, a screening and a symposium with guests from New Zealand, Australia and the United States; 9-15 August was a busy time for CIRCUIT. Now the dust has settled, a quick recap of the weeks events comprising A Genealogy of Moving Image Practice.
“Someone puts (up) a British flag and says ‘there’s nothing here’”. Our latest podcast features Dirk de Bruyn, an Australian experimental film-maker and guest presenter at the upcoming CIRCUIT symposium A Genealogy of Moving Image Practice.
Where is artists’ moving image practice best sited? How can we define and exhibit this diverse and ever evolving area of practice? What type of language do international institutions use and how does it differ from the local?