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Writing Posted Oct 17, 2017
By Hamish Win
Máret Ánne Sara, Pile o’ Sápmi, 2017, various materials, installation view, Neue Neue Galerie (Neue Hauptpost), Kassel, documenta 14, photo: Mathias Völzke

It’s a mistake to think of documenta 14’s bifurcation as complimentary exhibition strategies. Such logic would pair off Athens as the exhibition’s precursor, its amuse bouche, introducing a series of problems (or taste accentuations to continue the metaphor) that would be latter reiterated, compounded, or resolved in Kassel. Rather, as the curators have been at pains to point out, the exhibition is simultaneous; stereoscopic rather than periscopic. Such a strategy eschews the implications of a hypothesis being tested out, of the exhibition functioning as a gathering of testimony that is merely steamrolled into that clarity of expression we expect so often.

Writing Posted Oct 10, 2017
By John Chrisstoffels

"Utopia then, is not a desirable place." As Nova Paul prepares to open the second part of her installation Surplus Reality at The Physics Room, John Chrisstoffels looks back at part one.

Podcast Posted Oct 4, 2017
By Mark Amery

What are the challenges and opportunities facing Pacific artists in New Zealand today? Christina Jeffery, Director of the Tautai Pacific Arts Trust, speaks to host Mark Amery about the successes of the Pacific art community and support needed for it’s growth and development.

Writing Posted Sep 22, 2017
By Jamie Hanton

Jamie Hanton writes on the CIRCUIT / Physics Room commissioned series Party Political Broadcast, and reflects on the dwindling representation of democracy in public broadcasting.

Writing Posted Sep 4, 2017
By Priscilla Howe

"In a world that places a high value on logic, rules, restrictions and the written word, (is) a sensory and haptic response ... the ultimate form of rebellion?" Priscilla Howe writes on her recent curatorial project for Masons Screen entitled Being Space.

Podcast Posted Aug 17, 2017
By Mark Amery

On the phone from London, Mercedes Vicente discusses the curatorial process behind Thick Cinema, CIRCUIT's 2017 programme of Artist Cinema Commissions with new work by Fiona Amundsen, John Di Stefano, Sam Hamilton, Kim Pieter

Podcast Posted Aug 16, 2017
By Mark Amery

In a CIRCUIT first, this pod takes place from the set of Sam Hamilton's new film. Phoning in from Portland Oregon, Sam talks to host Mark Amery about the newly commissioned work, screening at Christhchurch Art Gallery 6.30pm Friday 25 August ahead of this years CIRCUIT Symposium.

Podcast Posted Aug 10, 2017
By Mark Amery

Fiona Amundsen talks to Mark Amery about the forthcoming premiere of her CIRCUIT Artist Cinema commission A body that lives which examines the 1944 breakout of 1,000 Japanese prisoners from a prison camp in Cowra, Australia.

Writing Posted Jul 19, 2017
By Mark Williams

CIRCUIT is proud to announce The Thickness of Cinema, a one day symposium exploring cinema’s sensorial capabilities and notions of embodiment and experience, presented by CIRCUIT at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu on Saturday 26 August 10-4pm.

Podcast Posted Jul 7, 2017
By Mark Amery

In this pod Martin Patrick, Thomasin Sleigh and host Mark Amery discuss Acting Out, an Adam Art Gallery survey of New Zealand and international artists “who express the raw physicality of sex with varying degrees of candour.”

Podcast Posted Jun 28, 2017
By Mark Amery

Inspired by the simple realisation that all energy for life on Earth comes from the Sun, Trudy Lane’s Sunroom is an installation that stretches to encompass astrophysics, energy, ecology, and cosmologies.

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