Commentary

Writing Posted Mar 3, 2021
By Mark Amery

"...an impressive waterfall... was said to fall into the harbour there, capturing colour in its spray. Who needed public art?"

Walking from pre-European city pā sites to Masons Screen, Mark Amery considers three new public art commissions by Layne Waerea, Annie Bradley and Theo MacDonald, addressing uninvited visitors, bodily architecture and digital confessions.

Writing Posted Feb 18, 2021
By Millie Riddell

"(LIGHT-HAUS)... calls attention to the monolith as screen, Deleuze’s 'frame of frames' that determines, for the viewer, “the out-of-field … what is neither seen nor understood, but nevertheless perfectly present”." - MIllie Riddell

Writing Posted Jan 20, 2021
By Mark Williams

As we welcome James Charlton to CIRCUIT, we present this catalogue essay by Mark Williams on Charlton's 2020 installation THROWN. Originally commissioned by Te Uru, the essay explores the resonance of Charlton's recent work in a time of environmental breakdown and artificial intellingence.

Writing Posted Nov 12, 2020
By Israel Randell

"... 'disruptive' didn't mean you had to be actively or consciously pushing against a tide, (instead) you could occupy the most immediate space, which is your body, and still have that as a site of resistance and really just peel away all the performative BS." - Tanu Gago

(ex)CLAIM is an interview series by Israel Randell, in which she meets practitioners from Aotearoa whose work seeks to correct imbalances in our bi-cultural histories. In this interview she meets Tanu Gago.

Writing Posted Nov 11, 2020
By Israel Randell

"Making video games about our old stories, especially if the mahi is also a bit cheeky, I always wonder “Am I gonna get in trouble for this?" - Kahurangiariki Smith

(ex)CLAIM is an interview series by Israel Randell, in which she meets practitioners from Aotearoa whose work seeks to correct imbalances in our bi-cultural histories. In this interview she meets Kahurangiariki Smith.

Writing Posted Oct 30, 2020
By Jasmine Gallagher

"Gone is the pastiche and irony inherent to much postmodern New Zealand art of the 90’s... This has been replaced by art that allows elements of hope, sincerity and emotion to sit alongside the cynicism and rationality of more traditional forms of critique." - Jasmine Gallagher

Writing Posted Oct 29, 2020
By Israel Randell

"...I would have constant dreams and visualisations of mahi. I’d see the end product and it was always moving and had sound. Initially, that drove me to go back to study and learn those skills so that I could actualise these dreams." - Jamie Berry

(ex)CLAIM is an interview series by Israel Randell, in which she meets practitioners from Aotearoa whose work seeks to correct imbalances in our bi-cultural histories. In this interview Jamie Berry discusses collaboration and the conscious shift to tell history through a non-colonised lens.

Podcast Posted Oct 20, 2020
By Israel Randell

"I don't want that power, I don't think anyone else should have that power" - Rangituhia Hollis

Podcast Posted Oct 20, 2020
By Israel Randell

“I was thinking about what you think is knowledge, what you find out through machinery, and what you find out through attending to things that you see” - Alex Monteith

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