Call for Papers: CIRCUIT Symposium 2016 - Phantom Topologies

Still from St Bathans fictions (2016) Alexandre Larose

The 2016 CIRCUIT symposium is entitled Phantom Topologies and takes place on Saturday 10 September at City Gallery Wellington.

CIRCUIT invites papers, presentations and responses to the following themes;

How do we situate ourselves in and navigate the globalized world of 2016? What constitutes proximity and distance for artists in the Asia-Pacific region? Where, how and why do artists seek to locate their work in the world now? What psycho-geographical understandings of ‘here' and ‘elsewhere' have historically shaped moving image production in the Asia-Pacific context? How has the experience of exhibiting work elsewhere affected subsequent approaches to production and distribution? Can we ‘carry’ places with us and how do their traces survive translocation? Is this ‘memory’ of place a resource to be tapped by moving-image makers in the present?

Submission process: Send 200 word (maximum) proposal to Mark Williams <>
Presentation formats: Lecture Presentation, Screening, Performance
Maximum length: 20 minutes (please note this will be strictly adhered to)>

Deadline for submissions: 12pm, Monday 11 July
Notification of acceptance: Friday 23 July>

The 2016 CIRCUIT Symposium is preceded by an Artists Week of screenings, installations and performances in a variety of locations across Wellington, and features guests from New Zealand, the UK, Canada, Hong Kong and the Philippines. More details TBA.>

Phantom Topolgies is presented by CIRCUIT  in association with City Gallery and support from Creative New Zealand, Massey University, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Foundation, Asia New Zealand Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts.

For all enquiries: Mark Williams <>>