Thick Cinema (Trailer)


Trailer for Thick Cinema, a screening of five new works by contemporary New Zealand artists Fiona Amundsen, John Di Stefano, Sam Hamilton, Kim Pieters, Joyce Campbell. Curated by Mercedes Vicente, Thick Cinema asked each of the artists to make a short work examining ‘cinema’s sensorial capabilities and notions of embodiment and experience’. Shot in New Zealand, Japan, USA and Italy, the resulting works engage variously with the legacy of fascism, the sexual union of eels, public gardens, the sunset and memory.

The CIRCUIT Artist Cinema Commissions are an annual programme. Each year an internationally-based curator is invited to devise a theme and select 5-6 New Zealand artists to respond. The 2017 curator-at-large is Dr. Mercedes Vicente, an independent curator and writer who recently completed her PhD at the Royal College of Art, London, on the work of New Zealand pioneer video artist Darcy Lange.

Previous Screenings
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, 12 December 2017
Coventry University (UK) 8 December 2017
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, 25 August 2017
Embassy Cinema Wellington (in association with Adam Art Gallery) 1 November 2017

Upcoming Screenings
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, October 2018