Call for Papers & Proposals: CIRCUIT Symposium 2018

CIRCUIT Symposium 2018: The Time of the Now

Presented by CIRCUIT in association with the Documentary Research Group at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Saturday 15 September 10-4pm, with support from the Govett Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre, Creative New Zealand.

This symposium invites papers, presentations and responses to the following questions:

What strategies do contemporary artists employ to test media representation of reality and the means through which we channel and consume it? How do artists expand the documentary form through various material processes and formal strategies? How do artists deconstruct the surfeit of images we already have and the means by which we receive them? Can 'truth' and fiction exist in the same space? What historical artworks could be part of a revised genealogy of current documentary practices in Aotearoa New Zealand? How could an ethic of care, as understood through sustained relationships with Indigenous and diverse communities be played out through documentary practices?

Submissions are invited from scholars and practitioners in the fields of contemporary art, cinema, philosophy and elsewhere. Submissions from artists are welcome.

Presentation formats: Lecture, Screening, Performance
Maximum length: 20 minutes (please note this will be strictly adhered to)
Deadline for submissions: 12pm, Thursday 26 July
Notification of acceptance: Tuesday 31 July
Submission process: Send 200 word (maximum) proposal to Mark Williams, director(at)

For all enquiries: Mark Williams director(at)

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