Just over a week to go until The Thickness of Cinema, the annual CIRCUIT Symposium, curated by Mercedes Vicente and taking place at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu on Saturday 26 August 9.30am-5pm. All details on speakers, topics and how to register can be found online here - https://the-thickness-of-cinema.lilregie.com/
From next Tuesday 22-Sunday 27 August the annual CIRCUIT Artist Week presents a suite of installations, screenings and events across Christchurch. Pick up the programme from Christchurch Art Gallery, or go online to our mini website (click on the headers 'Screenings - Installations - Events').
Below are three trailers and three podcasts about next weeks events, including a brilliant promo clip by Callum Devlin for the 2017 Artist Cinema Commission programme Thick Cinema. Elsewhere in our busy programme, we'd like to note Kevin Jerome Everson's suddenly very topical and sad film Tonsler Park which follows black staff working the polling booths of the 2016 US election in Charlottesville, Virginia. Budding art writers are invited to indicate their interest in an art writing workshop with Megan Dunn, paid commissions to follow!
The 2017 CIRCUIT Symposium / Artist Week is presented 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. See you there!