Circuit Podcast

Posted Apr 17, 2019
By Mark Williams

Peter Wareing is a New Zealand artist who has spent most of the past 30 years working in the USA and now in the UK. His exhibition Suspended Agency at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, examines a distinctly modern condition; individual and collective numbness in the face of increasing political and economic insecurity. In this interview Wareing talks with CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams about his ambitious installation, shot over 3 years in Dagenham, a London suburb which which voted overwhelmingly for Brexit.

Posted Nov 23, 2017
By Mark Williams

"The film strip is a body acquiring memory". Ahead of group show PULSE / REPEAT at The Audio Foundation, Montreal film-maker Alexandre Larose discusses his recent New Zealand residency, the making of his work St Bathans repetitions and "putting myself in a situation I can't control".

PULSE / REPEAT 30 November-20 December 2017, The Audio Foundation, Auckland.

Posted Oct 4, 2017
By Mark Amery

What are the challenges and opportunities facing Pacific artists in New Zealand today? Christina Jeffery, Director of the Tautai Pacific Arts Trust, speaks to host Mark Amery about the successes of the Pacific art community and support needed for it’s growth and development.

Posted Aug 17, 2017
By Mark Williams

On the phone from London, Mercedes Vicente discusses the curatorial process behind Thick Cinema, CIRCUIT's 2017 programme of Artist Cinema Commissions with new work by Fiona Amundsen, John Di Stefano, Sam Hamilton, Kim Pieters, Joyce Campbell. Thick Cinema premiers 6.30pm, Friday 25 August at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu.

Posted Aug 16, 2017
By Mark Williams

In a CIRCUIT first, this pod takes place from the set of Sam Hamilton's new film. Phoning in from Portland Oregon, Sam talks to host Mark Amery about the newly commissioned work, screening at Christhchurch Art Gallery 6.30pm Friday 25 August ahead of this years CIRCUIT Symposium.

Still from FOR THIRTY YEARS, NANCY WOULD SIT OUT ON THE STREET CORNER AND WATCH THE SUNSET (2017). Sam Hamilton​. Commissioned by CIRCUIT with the assistance of Creative New Zealand.

Posted Aug 10, 2017
By Mark Williams

Fiona Amundsen talks to Mark Amery about the forthcoming premiere of her CIRCUIT Artist Cinema commission A body that lives which examines the 1944 breakout of 1,000 Japanese prisoners from a prison camp in Cowra, Australia.

http://www.circuit.org.nz/project/thick-cinema-0

Posted Jul 7, 2017
By Mark Amery

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.”

Posted Jun 28, 2017
By Mark Williams

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.

Posted May 29, 2017
By Mark Williams

"One thing has led to another..." On the release of a career spanning book, 101 year old artist Michael Nicholson talks to Mark Amery about art, the power of the absurd, witchcraft, mystic philosophy and "the power to live life gracefully".

Posted May 16, 2017
By Mark Williams

How do we fill in the blanks of our own histories? Speaking to host Mark Amery at the Pah Homestead, artist Mairi Gunn discusses the backstory of her recent installation Common Ground, which examines common experiences of dispossession and belonging amongst New Zealand Māori and Scottish Highlanders. In this wide-ranging conversation Mairi discusses working as a woman in the film industry with figures including Merata Mita; moving into the realm of contemporary art; public funding and difficult conversations.

Posted Apr 20, 2017
By Mark Williams

“Is it possible for the Romantic to exceed the rational without eliminating it?” Cushla Donaldson talks Mark Amery through the exhibition The Fairy Falls at Te Uru Waitakere, featuring the premiere of a new film work documenting the mythical 1973 performance by Black Sabbath at The Great Ngaruawahia Music Festival. 

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