A Genealogy of Moving Image Practice: CIRCUIT Symposium & Festival

This years CIRCUIT symposium is entitled A Geneaology of Moving Image Practice and takes place on Saturday 15 August at Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland.

A Genealogy of Moving Image Practice responds to recent interest in the work of established practitioners by younger artists, to ask; What lineages and histories can we call upon to ground and contextualize moving image work in 2015 be it cinema, performance, video, installation and other avant-gardes? Which historical technologies resonate in contemporary practice and why? Why do certain historical projects get reclaimed and on what basis? Why do others get lost? What other kinds of disciplines ground contemporary moving image practice? Are we constantly rediscovering lost histories to explain and inform the circumstances we’re working with today?

A genealogy of moving image practice is the third annual CIRCUIT symposium, and is presented in association with Elam School of Fine Arts, National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries with support from Creative New Zealand, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Foundation, RAMP Gallery and The Audio Foundation. 
This years event brings together speakers from New Zealand, Australia and the United States. Featured international guests include Kathy Geritz, co-editor of Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-2000. Local speakers include Tina Barton, Emma Bugden, Shannon Te Ao, Melanie Oliver, Joyce Campbell and more. 

This years symposium in informed by a festival of installations, screenings and events which take place in the week of 9-15 August, including the premiere of new CIRCUIT cinema commissions by Nova Paul, Rachel Shearer, Popular Productions, Shannon Te Ao, Miranda Parkes and Sonya Lacey; a workshop in hand-developing 16mm film; installations featuring Jim Allen, Mark Harvey, Joanna Paul and Alexandre Larose; and The Brain, an exhibition at Te Uru Waitakere curated by Christina Read with exhibition design by Paul Cullen and featuring 16 local and international artists.

A full symposum website including a list of speakers is online here. Registration is $50, payable online here. For all other enquiries please email Mark Williams <director@circuit.org.nz>.