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 Aug 23, 2016
By Mark Amery

How does the method of a works making afford its participants anything? Ahead of his participation in the CIRCUIT Symposium Phantom Topologies we caught up with artist John Vea to discuss translating the stories of others, and hynotising the audience with the mahi (work).

Interviewer: Mark Amery. Thanks to Nova Paul, Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and Tautai Pacific Arts Trust.

Posted Aug 2, 2016
By Mark Williams

In this podcast the panel puzzle over the 'beautiful threads' that interrogate the Adam Art Gallery group show Inhabiting Space but ask 'is that enough?' With host Mark Amery and panellists Thomasin Sleigh and Tim Corballis.


Posted Jul 19, 2016
By Mark Williams

Can an image plane be traversed like the threshold of a building, moving from inside to outside and back again? And if so, what are the effects of this movement?

Posted Jul 12, 2016
By Mark Williams

As Janet Lilo enjoys her first solo survey show at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, the artist speaks to Mark Amery about coincidence, accountability and her addiction to a socially-driven practice.

Posted Jul 1, 2016
By Mark Williams

Ahead of a series of nationwide screenings in July, the pod examine Amanda Newall's The Hoover Diairies, a new video which chronicles the dawn of neo-liberalism in 1980s New Zealand through a series of true and strangely connected events; a murder, a pop concert and the introduction of fishing quotas. Watch the trailer here.

Posted May 31, 2016
By Mark Williams

Transmissions and Traces; in this podcast Thomasin Sleigh and Tim Corballis join host Mark Amery to discuss Sonya Lacey's installation Infinitesimals, which taks it's cues from homeopathy, linguistics and material shift. Recently installed at Massey University's Engine Room and The Physics Room in Christchurch the pod find parallels with modernism, abstraction and much more.

Posted May 17, 2016
By Callum Devlin

Auckland Art fair returns, so what's new this year? With dozens of exhibitors representing over 200 artists from New Zealand and abroad, the 2016 Auckland Art Fair is an ambitious re-invention. Host Mark Amery chatted with co-director Stephanie Post in the lead up to the first fair in three years.

Posted Apr 29, 2016
By Mark Williams

We have a reality, do we really need another one? On the occasion of his installation lowercase at Starkwhite Gallery, Clinton Watkins discusses the real, the virtual and spinning skulls. Your interviewer is Mark Amery.

Posted Apr 19, 2016
By Mark Williams

Yuki Kihara leads Mark Amery on a walkthrough of her exhibition A Study of a Samoan Savage at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. Examining historical and contemporary depictions of the Samoan body, Kihara discusses the show’s links between Samoan spirituality, Eadweard Muybridge and Sonny Bill Williams. Te Uru Curator Ioana Gordon-Smith joins us briefly to discuss the shows resonance in West Auckland.


Posted Apr 12, 2016
By Mark Williams

Cinema of splendour or 'be-numbed ego-centrism'? Martin Patrick, Thomasin Sleigh and Mark Amery review Matthew Barney's epic cine-opera River of Fundament. The pod discuss Barney's interplay between sculpture, cinema and visual art, his positions on gender and women, and his many references to celebrated figures of the 20th century avant-garde. Is this a film for our times? All this plus J Hoberman and James Lee Byars. 

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