Commentary in category: Writing

Posted Mar 30, 2020
By Mark Williams

"Artists who challenge the model typically are collaborators" - Bruce Barber

With a dozen video works from 1973-2019 now on CIRCUIT, renowned New Zealand/Canadian artist Bruce Barber sat down with Mark Williams to discuss a career spent working inside and outside the art world; the link between the 2019 Hong Kong protests and historical radical Bertrand Russell; and rethinking Marxism for the 21st century.

Posted Mar 3, 2020
By Thomasin Sleigh

The three new video art commissions for the screen in Mason’s Lane, a busy pedestrian staircase in Wellington’s CBD, resist any unifying theme or aesthetic.

Posted Feb 17, 2020
By Connie Brown

"Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity" — Simone Weil (i)

Posted Feb 10, 2020
By Mark Williams

The true story of how Lydia Lunch, the Karrabing Film Collective and four films from Aotearoa thwarted Brexit (almost) at the 2020 Rotterdam Film Festival.

Posted Jan 17, 2020
By Judy Darragh

"As Amator progresses, camera and mother become voyeurs as they move through the city, mountains, desert, interiors and exteriors. At times the camera is shared for others to use, it has become a family member." - Judy Darragh

Posted Dec 9, 2019
By Hamish Win

"we might think of Pointon’s work here as a testimonial in the best sense, in that it too claims a moment of self-expression from within a system normally rigged for mass-dispersion." - Hamish Win

In this third essay in a series exploring how key moving-image concepts arise in other formats, Hamish Win discusses the work of Elisabeth Pointon, Luke Willis Thompson, Anna Brimer & Max Fleury, Guillermo Faivovich and Nicolas Goldberg, Lee Miller and Fiona Connor and Rob Hood.

See part One - Absorption and part Two - Refraction!

Posted Nov 14, 2019
By Jane Wallace

"...this anonymity, which can only breed within a crowd, enacts a radical invisibility within Offspring of rain. It destabilises the authority of physical existence in favour of sensation." - Jane Wallace

Posted Oct 22, 2019
By Hamish Win

"...what we get isn’t the straight take but the oblique angle, the refracting line in which storylines can multiply." - Hamish Win

In this second essay of a three-part series exploring how key moving-image concepts arise in other formats, Hamish Win discusses Guillaume Cailleau, Shaun Waugh, Pablo Picasso, Oscar Enberg and Tahi Moore.

Posted Oct 16, 2019
By Tim Corballis

"How we judge Campbell’s photography might come down to how we judge the ability of the camera to put an idea of contact and connection into practice."

Tim Corballis discusses two exhibitions by Joyce Campbell exhibited concurrently at the Adam Art Gallery, On the Last Afternoon: Disrupted Ecologies and the Work of Joyce Campbell and Te Taniwha: The Manuscript of Ārikirangi Adam Art Gallery, 27 July to 20 October 2019.

Posted Sep 17, 2019
By Mark Williams

From Me To You is the title of the 2019 CIRCUIT/AURA Symposium. Presented in Wellington on Saturday 5 October, From Me To You addresses the role of personal voices in artist moving image production. Featuring papers and presentations from Nina Tonga, Dr. Thierry Jutel, Milly Mitchell-Anyon, Gavin Hipkins, Dilohana Lekamge, Deme Scott-McGregor, Selina Erchadi, Shannon Te Ao. Register Online here.

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