Circuit Podcast

Posted Sep 18, 2019
By Mark Williams

"A lot of confessions we make are performative" - Serena Bentley

In this podcast Melbourne-based curator Serena Bentley talks to Mark Amery about Personal Space, CIRCUIT's 2019 programme of Artist Cinema Commissions. Personal Space features five new works for cinema by Natasha Matila-Smith, Campbell Patterson, Janet Lilo, Tanu Gago and Atong Atem. Each artist was asked by Bentley to respond to the questions; 'What do we call 'home'? What are our shared values? What does home look like?'

Posted Aug 9, 2014
By Mark Amery

Ahead of the upcoming CIRCUIT symposium Locating the Practice, this months CIRCUIT CAST talks to keynote George Clark (Tate Modern) about Camille Henrot and all the exciting screenings, talks and events. In part 2 another LTP guest, Simon Rees merrily spills the beans on the next 3 years of Govett-Brewster Art Gallery programming and offers a few international perspectives on the contemporary NZ art scene. Image: George Clark.

The screening of It for Others at the CIRCUIT symposium has been made possible with the assistance of the British Council.

Posted Jul 17, 2014
By Mark Amery

This months CIRCUIT CAST is an export quality edition; Mark Amery joins Martin Patrick and Thomasin Sleigh at the Tongan contemporary survey Tonga ‘i Onopooni at Pataka, Kim Pieters journeys up from the Dunedin underground to to present her survey What is a life? at the Adam Art Gallery, and mid-install of her group show with the Mata Aho collective Kaokao, Terri Te Tau discusses sending her installation work Unregistered and Unwarranted to Eyebeam in New York.

Posted Jun 5, 2014
By Mark Amery

In the pod this month our critical panel finds much to celebrate in Peter Wareing's Stuggorings and Fijetterings at Enjoy Gallery, we visit Seung Yul Oh mid-install of his 10 year survey MOAMOA at City Gallery Wellington and we dial up curator Mercedes Vicente on a crackly line in Spain to discuss her Art and Social Change research residency in India, subsequent exhibitions in Christ

Posted Apr 27, 2014
By Mark Amery

In this months pod we review Simon Starling's In Speculum, we talk to James McCarthy on the road with the Maldives Exodus Caravan Show and Samin Son talks about his recent performance series at the Blue Oyster, Dunedin.

Posted Mar 10, 2014
By Mark Amery

It's the first CIRCUIT Cast for 2014! In this months pod we talk to Australian artist Nathan Gray about his decision to withdraw from this years Sydney Biennale, just hours before the Biennale ended it's association with controversial sponsor Transfield Holdings.

Posted Dec 16, 2013
By Mark Amery

In this final 2013 pod we discuss the years highlights from the merry environs of an Irish pub. And why not, eh? Between the clink of pool balls and Dire Straits' Walk of Life host Mark Amery attempts to extract guest picks for the 2014 Walters Prize from guests Abby Cunnane (vodka/tonic), Michelle Menzies (light ale), Megan Dunn (vodka/tonic) and Martin Patrick (light ale). Does he succeed?

Posted Nov 8, 2013
By Mark Amery

This month it's a noisy old pod as host Mark Amery gives Sound Full at City Gallery Wellington a decidely mixed response only to be rebutted by guests Martin Patrick and Sophie Jerram; we talk to Dr Max Schleser co-founder of MINA , the Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa about their upcoming symposium and mobile technology in contemporary art; then we round off by dialing up Rebecca Hobbs in Auckland where her show

Posted Oct 1, 2013
By Mark Amery

In this CIRCUIT CAST; host Mark Amery talks abut Francis Alÿs' REEL-UNREEL, recently seen at the Adam Art Gallery, dOCUMENTA and on the artists website. Guests Martin Patrick (writer, academic) and Bronwyn Holloway-Smith (artist) discuss.

Posted Aug 12, 2013
By Mark Amery

In this months edition of CIRCUIT CAST the pod deliver an extended onsite discussion from the Auckland Art Fair. Host Mark Amery is joined by Andrew Clifford (Curator, Gus Fisher Gallery) and visiting ex-patriate Serena Bentley (Curator, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne). In part 1 the pod discuss the Art Fair's place in the wider art ecology and wonder where are all the dealers this year? In part 2 they reflect on highlights, and in part 3 they address the puzzling absence of the moving image in this years event.

Posted Jun 27, 2013
By Mark Amery

In this months CIRCUIT podcast your host Mark Amery welcomes Dick Whyte, who offers a brief and bruising shakedown on Warhol at Te Papa before discussing his remake of Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, drawn from over 400 You Tube fan videos.

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