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Newsletter July 2017

 
 
In this issue
 
  1. CIRCUIT Symposium 2017: The Thickness of Cinema
  2. New Works Online
  3. Call for Proposals - Masons Lane
  4. Latest Commentary
 
 
CIRCUIT Symposium 2017: The Thickness of Cinema
 

CIRCUIT is proud to announce The Thickness of Cinema, a one day symposium exploring cinema’s sensorial capabilities and notions of embodiment and experience, presented  at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu on Saturday 26 August 10-4pm, with support from Creative New Zealand, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Foundation, The Physics Room, Canada Council for the Arts, The Free Theatre and Canterbury Workers Education Association. 

This symposium asks the following;

What might be the role of the body and sensorial experience in the emergence of cinematic intelligibility and meaning? How does film affective experience contribute to our knowledge of the world? In what ways might we be able to analyse and get beyond sensation and emotion to explore cultural, gender or ideological implications? How have cinema, and phenomenological approaches to film, been influenced by and respond to recent technological developments in our digital age that offer new and expanded sensory and experiential dimensions? What might the cinematic experience be destined to offer us in lieu of the new sensorial experiences brought by these technological advances?

The Thickness of Cinema is curated by CIRCUIT 2017 curator-at-large Dr. Mercedes Vicente. Keynote speaker is Dr. Erika Balsom (CAN). More info and registration details here.

On Friday 25 August at 6.30pm, we premiere Thick Cinema, five new artist cinema commissions by Fiona Amundsen, John Di Stefano, Sam Hamilton, Kim Pieters, Joyce Campbell, each of whom have responded to the same provocations as the symposium.

 

 
 
New Works Online
 
Run

Run Blood, Blodlopp no 3 - Amanda Newall

23 min 22 sec / Sound

"Blodlopp directly interprets the graphical representations of the immune system and its agents. When producing the costumes I observed that T- cells Watch »

Waimanawa

Waimanawa - Johanna Mechen

11 min 33 sec / Sound

"Commissioned as part of Common Ground Hutt Public Art Festival: Groundwater (2017), Waimanawa was produced as part of the project Wairua, wai-rua Watch »

Slow

Slow and mournfully; slow and sad; slow and solemnly - Gabrielle Amodeo

33 min 13 sec / Sound

"In a single performance of a piece of music split into two parts, the pianist plays through Eric Satie’s Gymnopedies (no. 1 - 3) three times Watch »

More Works on Circuit »
 
 
Call for Proposals - Masons Lane
 

Artists are invited to submit proposals for Masons Screen, a 24 hour public screen for artist’s video in Wellington. Supported by Wellington City Council and programmed by CIRCUIT, Masons Screen is located between the Terrace and Lambton Quay. Once a scrub track, Masons Lane is now a busy byway for workers in Wellington's business and government district. Three video works are sought for the months of October-December 2017. Artists are invited to submit an unseen work, or a proposal for a new work. An Artist Fee of $500 will be awarded to each successful applicant. See here for more details.

Currently on Masons Screen is Melissa Irving's Being-here (2012), the second work in Being Space, a programme by CIRCUIT Curatorial Intern Priscilla Howe.

 
 
Latest Commentary
 
 

CIRCUIT Symposium 2017: The Thickness of Cinema

CIRCUIT is proud to announce The Thickness of Cinema, a one day symposium exploring cinema’s sensorial capabilities and notions of embodiment and experience, presented by CIRCUIT at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu on Saturday 26 August 10-4pm. With support from Creative New Zealand, the Read More »

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CIRCUIT Cast Episode 64: Acting Out

In this pod Martin Patrick, Thomasin Sleigh and host Mark Amery discuss Acting Out, an Adam Art Gallery survey of New Zealand and international artists “who express the raw physicality of sex with varying degrees of candour.”  Read More »

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CIRCUIT CAST Episode 63: Trudy Lane's Sunroom

Inspired by the simple realisation that all energy for life on Earth comes from the Sun, Trudy Lane’s Sunroom is an installation that stretches to encompass astrophysics, energy, ecology, and cosmologies. Presented in Dunedin by Urban Dream Brokerage, Sunroom also features numerous sonic Read More »

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