Commentary in category: Podcast

Posted Aug 17, 2018
By Mark Williams

“The terrorist spectacle accommodates a dirtier game underneath”
- Johan Grimonprez.

Belgian artist Johan Grimonprez discusses his films Blue Orchids (2017) and Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (1997), showing at City Gallery Wellington as part of the exhibition Iconography Of Revolt.

Posted Aug 14, 2018
By Mark Amery

“There's something inevitably fascistic about a perfect world” - Stella Brennan.

UK academic Sean Cubitt joins Stella Brennan and host Mark Amery to discuss Stella's recent show at Trish Clark gallery Object Permanence, technological utopias and "responding to the ancestors that we’ve locked up."

Posted Jul 25, 2018
By Mark Amery

“If the essay film has become a trope…and these strategies that we’re using have become formulaic, how do we negotiate our way through that?” - Gavin Hipkins.

In the fourth of our conversation series Sonya Lacey and Gavin Hipkins discuss a shared interest in failed utopias, the moving image as a distribution mode of sculpture and working methodologies. Hosted by Mark Amery.

Posted May 15, 2018
By Thomasin Sleigh

"Let's see if we can make other people admit to having these mundane desires and pleasures" - Marie Shannon

Posted Mar 13, 2018

It doesn't matter if you're in a bloody gallery or not as long as you're making stuff" - Phil Dadson.

Posted Dec 11, 2017
By Mark Amery

For our 2017 recap, host Mark Amery is joined by Cameron Ah Loo Matamua, Abby Cunnane and Judy Darragh. Topics covered include; powerful women, generational shifts, emerging artists, Documenta, Labour's arts policy, great pieces of writing, documents and flags. Honourable mentions are made of many but include Sione Monu, Chris Krause, Leafa Wilson, Ahilapalapa Rands, Lana Lopesi, Luke Willis-Thompson, Matt Galloway,  Dirt Future, Gil Hanly, and  we raise a glass in memory of Paul Cullen.

Thanks to The Audio Foundation, Auckland for the generous loan of their recording facilities.

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.

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

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