The Past Sure Is Tense

Still from Screen Used (2015) Eddie Clemens

The rapid turnover of broadcast and digital media tells us that the lifespan of the contemporary moment is increasingly shorter. Does constant change make it possible to absorb the present? Does the drive towards the new create a sustained act of forgetting? Along a forgotten highway of Hollywood movies, media manipulation and obsolescent technologies did we miss the future?

Presented by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand, The Past Sure Is Tense presents recent video work exploring how digital technologies have shaped our individual and collective sense of self, our possible futures.

Artists: Stephen McGregor, Erika Sklenars, Dirk de Bruyn, Eddie Clemens, Jasmine Te Hira, Richard von Sturmer, Tim Wagg, Peter Wareing, Terri Te Tau.

Screenings: 3pm, 10 August, SPARK, Hamilton