Circuit Podcast

Posted Apr 29, 2020
By Mark Williams

In moments of change there is a window to act. How do we organise our politics around the new situation? How do we organise our institutions? What role should artists play in this? How do we move beyond short term solutions to long term ones? And if the next crisis - Climate Change - is going to change daily life for all of us, what do we need to put in place *now* for the long term?

Posted Mar 17, 2016
By Mark Williams

How does a gallery best serve it’s public? How does a gallery best serve an artist? In this podcast Ema Tavola, Judy Darragh and host Mark Amery find many resonances in the work of Angela Tiatia, but lament the missed opportunities in a survey at Māngere Arts Centre.

Posted Feb 24, 2016
By Mark Williams

How do we mediate the claims of the internet to represent the world? Curator George Clark and Writer Martin Patrick discuss Camille Henrot's Grosse Fatigue, Sol Le Witt's assertion that conceptual artists are not rationalists but mystics, and high-tech primitivism.

Posted Dec 17, 2015
By Mark Amery

From moving images to mob portraits to wonky pots; in this podcast our panel consider the most interesting events in the New Zealand art world of 2015. Host Mark Amery is joined by regulars Martin Patrick and Thomasin Sleigh plus newbies Emma Bugden and Reuben Friend.

Posted Dec 10, 2015
By Mark Williams

How do we talk about what can’t be spoken? Thai artist Sutthirat Supaprinya discusses her recent installation at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre in Wellington entitled STEAL THIS BOOK. Reflecting on censorship, misinformation and buried histories, she talks about art’s role in illuminating the past and present.

Posted Nov 12, 2015
By Mark Williams

Women appear, but on whose terms? In this recording from the Experimenta Archive programme of the 2015 London Film Festival, Lucy Reynolds (artist, writer and Course Leader of MRes Art: Moving Image, Central Saint Martins) chairs a discussion on how women artists are represented in the history of experimental film. Panellists include Charlotte Procter (Collections Manager of LUX & Member of the Cinenova Working Group), Maud Jacquin (independent scholar and writer) and Mark Williams (Director of CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand) and co-curator of the Experimenta screening Joanna Margaret Paul: I am an open window.

Posted Oct 29, 2015
By Mark Williams

What is an artist-run space today? Mark Amery talks to Chloe Geoghegan, Director of Dunedin's Blue Oyster art project space about the evolution of the gallery, her previous role at Dog Park in Christchurch and Dunedin's new City Council-led arts precinct.

Posted Oct 8, 2015
By Mark Williams

On the phone from Sydney, Jae Hoon Lee talks to Mark Amery about showing his work in a hotel at the Spring 1883 art fair, how his practice draws on Eastern spiritual philosophy and his recent residency at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Posted Sep 24, 2015
By Mark Williams

Art vs Architecture? Ego vs Id? In this pod we review Demented Architecture at City Gallery Wellington and discuss whether the show sets out to present the two disciplines as the best of enemies. Host Mark Amery is joined by regular guests Martin Patrick and Thomasin Sleigh.

Posted Aug 20, 2015
By Mark Amery

Where does your mind go? Christina Read talks to Mark Amery about her installation The Brain, now on at Te Uru Waitakere which brings together 15 artists works in an idiosyncratic spatial and conceptual diagram of a brain.

Posted Aug 6, 2015
By Mark Amery

How does a film-maker respond to a poem? Nova Paul talks to Mark Amery about the making of her film Still Light and film maker Joanna Paul's 'radical simplicity'.

Still Light screens as part of Six Artists respond to the poetry of Joanna Margaret Paul, 7pm, Friday 14 August, Academy Cinema, Auckland. $10 or free with CIRCUIT symposium registration, at which Nova will speak about the work of Joanna Paul with Emma Bugden and Sandy Callister.

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