Is the rustling of Snickers wrappers beneath my feet a filmic moment? The gallery floor is strewn with them, and with grapefruit seeds, which I initially mistook for peanuts. Is the weight of a person crushing grapefruit seeds a filmic moment?
"... it’s important too, to have public art that is nimble, mouthy, and directly responsive to the political, environmental, and social exigencies of our times." Thomasin Sleigh writes on three recent commissions for Wellington public art space Masons Screen.
Having set up the conditions under which the cycle reproduces itself, what role does Oram then affect? Capitalist puppet master? Fatuous market analyst? Or the superlative customer of all that is good and right? From our 2017/18 Summer Reading Series.
“It was as if Māori had never been explorers who came to Aotearoa using a sophisticated system of navigation by the stars and ocean currents..." Simon Palenski writes on Ana Iti's Treasures Left by Our Ancestors (2016). From our 2017/18 Summer Reading Series.
CIRCUIT is very proud to announce The Thickness of Cinema e-book. 100 pages of interviews and discussions from the 2017 CIRCUIT Symposium / Artist Week 22-27 August in Otautahi / Christchurch. Free download below.
Priscilla Howe, CIRCUIT's Curatorial Intern for 2017 discusses her group show PULSE/REPEAT, now at the Audio Foundation until 20 December and featuring work by Alexandre Larose, Willow McCarthy, Magdalena Hoult, Diva Blair and Robyn Jordaan.