Commentary

Writing Posted Nov 14, 2019
By Jane Wallace
Sorawit Songsataya, Morning dew (2019), detail, cast resin and heat-pressed and dried plant material. Image courtesy of Cheska Brown.

"...this anonymity, which can only breed within a crowd, enacts a radical invisibility within Offspring of rain. It destabilises the authority of physical existence in favour of sensation." - Jane Wallace

Writing Posted Oct 22, 2019
By Hamish Win

"...what we get isn’t the straight take but the oblique angle, the refracting line in which storylines can multiply." - Hamish Win

In this second essay of a three-part series exploring how key moving-image concepts arise in other formats, Hamish Win discusses Guillaume Cailleau, Shaun Waugh, Pablo Picasso, Oscar Enberg and Tahi Moore.

Writing Posted Oct 16, 2019
By Tim Corballis

"How we judge Campbell’s photography might come down to how we judge the ability of the camera to put an idea of contact and connection into practice."

Tim Corballis discusses two exhibitions by Joyce Campbell exhibited concurrently at the Adam Art Gallery, On the Last Afternoon: Disrupted Ecologies and the Work of Joyce Campbell and Te Taniwha: The Manuscript of Ārikirangi Adam Art Gallery, 27 July to 20 October 2019.

Interview Posted Oct 9, 2019
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"Where did we get to, David, in terms of Australia and New Zealand relations?" - Cushla Donaldson

501s is a work by Cushla Donaldson which invited prisoners detained under the Australian Immigration Act of 2014 to participate in the live streaming component of an installation at the Melbourne Art Fair in 2018. The project highlighted the plight of approximately 1300 New Zealand citizens held without criminal charges by the Australian government on suspicion of 'criminal conduct'. 501s is now showing in The Shouting Valley: Interrogating the Borders Between Us a group exhibition at Auckland's Gus Fisher Gallery until 14 December.

Podcast Posted Sep 25, 2019
By Mark Amery

On the phone from Sydney, Chevron Hassett talks to Mark Amery about Mauri Tū, The First Breath of Light (2019) showing as part of Home Movies, this Saturday 28 September 10am-4pm in Wellington.

Podcast Posted Sep 18, 2019
By Mark Amery

"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?'

Writing Posted Sep 17, 2019
By Mark Williams

From Me To You is the title of the 2019 CIRCUIT/AURA Symposium. Presented in Wellington on Saturday 5 October, From Me To You addresses the role of personal voices in artist moving image production. Featuring papers and presentations from Nina Tonga, Dr. Thierry Jutel, Milly Mitchell-Anyon, Gavin Hipkins, Dilohana Lekamge, Deme Scott-McGregor, Selina Erchadi, Shannon Te Ao. Register Online here.

Writing Posted Sep 5, 2019
By Mark Williams

CIRCUIT is proud to announce AURA Festival of Artist Moving Images, 28 Sept-5 Oct 2019, Newtown, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Writing Posted Sep 4, 2019
By David Eggleton

"Taking on the majesty of Tangaroa's realm, Monteith reveals the Sublime; then neatly pulls it apart like the carcase of a recently disinterred moa." - David Eggleton

Podcast Posted Sep 3, 2019
By Mark Williams

"There's always the question of authoring ... I like the shared space of co-production" - Alex Monteith

Writing Posted Jul 24, 2019
By Mark Williams

"Raw Black Metal has been really useful in terms of reinforcing the attitude or sensibility for making work. I guess it provides a sense of strength and then I distill that within my own work in a certain way." - Clinton Watkins

CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams sits down with Clinton Watkins to discuss a series of recent works inspired by Stanley Kubrick, ecological awareness and musical manifestos.

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