Thick Cinema - Dunedin Screening
What is the role of the body and sensorial experience in cinematic intelligibility and meaning? Curated by Mercedes Vicente and commissioned by CIRCUIT, Thick Cinema is a screening of five new works by Fiona Amundsen, John Di Stefano, Sam Hamilton, Kim Pieters and Joyce Campbell. Shot in New Zealand, Japan, USA and Italy, Thick Cinema engages with the legacy of fascism, the sexual union of eels, public gardens, the sunset and memory. Followed by a conversation with Kim Pieters and CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams.
The CIRCUIT Artist Cinema Commissions are an annual programme produced by CIRCUIT with the support of Creative New Zealand. Each year an internationally-based curator is invited to devise a theme and select 5-6 New Zealand artists to respond. CIRCUIT's 2017 curator-at-large was Dr. Mercedes Vicente.
John Di Stefano, Murmurations (Rome) (2017) Digital Video, Sound 10.51 minutes
Joyce Campbell, Company Stream (2017) Digital Video, Sound 10.23 minutes
Fiona Amundsen, A Body that lives (2017) Digital Video, Sound 13.54 minutes
Sam Hamilton, FOR THIRTY YEARS, NANCY WOULD SIT OUT ON THE STREET CORNER AND WATCH THE SUNSET (2017) 16mm film transferred to Digital Video, Sound 11.25 minutes
Kim Pieters, Philosophy (2017) Digital Video, Sound 8.38 minutes
(Total running time: 56 minutes, Digital Video, DCP)