Commentary

Interview Posted Dec 1, 2018
By Mark Williams

As part of an exchange with Enjoy Gallery in Wellington from 8 November-8 December, Taipei Contemporary Art Center present It Follows, a two part installation in Wellington which seeks to unpack some of the social, political and artistic ambitions of contemporary art spaces. CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams sat down with visiting TCAC curator Bochun Hsiao, TCAC board member Frankie Su, and Enjoy Director Sophie Davis to discuss the role of contemporary spaces like Enjoy and TCAC in an ever-changing landscape of institutional and artistic flux.

Writing Posted Nov 26, 2018
By Simon Palenski

The Romantic Picturesque presents the final installment of a 3 part series that follows "the thread of a romantic relationship between indigenous and coloniser."

Writing Posted Nov 15, 2018
By Elle Loui August

Foliage, soil, silence. It Was a Cave Like This (2017-18) opens to the lens drawing a gentle, verdant line, bringing the viewer into the cool sensations of an undergrowth. A voice; “You helped do this.” “...You helped light this flame.”

Writing Posted Oct 31, 2018
By Stephen Turner

Walking the shore is commonplace in this country. But are we looking out, or in? Who are ‘we’ here? What are we walking on, or along? And how far does the shore extend in time, place, and, well, film? - Stephen Turner

Interview Posted Oct 24, 2018
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Curated by Laura Duffy, worth your while is an installation for public art space Masons Screen. Featuring works by Elisabeth Pointon and Dilohana Lekamge, worth your while examines self care within the day to day environments of work and home.

Writing Posted Oct 1, 2018
By Hamish Win

"... Johns’ is deeply immersed in the symbol not as a western cultural apparatus, a semiotic of contested bio-politics but as a divisible structure, a meditative aid that backs onto a compassionate, beatifically contemplative worldview" - Hamish Win

Podcast Posted Sep 3, 2018
By Mark Amery

“What is true to you may not be true to your neighbour.” -Vea Mafile`o

Ahead of the premiere of Truth or Consequences, CIRCUIT’s 2018 programme of Aertist Cinema Commissions, Vea Mafile`o and Jeremy Leatinu’u discuss responding to curator Erika Balsom’s brief which challenged the artists to consider personal and public ‘realities’.

Writing Posted Aug 17, 2018
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The Time of the Now is a one day symposium which explores the challenges of addressing ‘truth’ in a post-truth world. Register online here.

Podcast Posted Aug 17, 2018
By Mark Williams

“The terrorist spectacle accommodates a dirtier game underneath”
- Johan Grimonprez.

Belgian artist Johan Grimonprez discusses his films Blue Orchids (2017) and dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (1997), showing at City Gallery Wellington as part of the exhibition Iconography Of Revolt.

Podcast Posted Aug 14, 2018
By Mark Amery

“There's something inevitably fascistic about a perfect world” - Stella Brennan.

UK academic Sean Cubitt joins Stella Brennan and host Mark Amery to discuss Stella's recent show at Trish Clark gallery Object Permanence, technological utopias and "responding to the ancestors that we’ve locked up."

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