Commentary

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.

Podcast Posted Mar 17, 2020
By Mark Williams

"(HIV) doesn’t have agency, it’s not alive like we are, it’s just a piece of programming, but... in empathising with it, I have gained a greater respect for it" - John Walter

Writing 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.

Writing Posted Feb 17, 2020
By Connie Brown

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

Writing 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.

Writing 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

Podcast Posted Dec 19, 2019
By Mark Williams

In this CIRCUIT Cast 2019 review we welcome Judy Darragh (artist), Remco de Blaaij (Director, Artspace Aotearoa), Becky Hemus (Writer) and Lucinda Bennett (writer).

Podcast Posted Dec 10, 2019
By Mark Amery

“I’m interested in what Pacific work looks like situated in a lens of popular culture” - Tanu Gago

Writing 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!

Writing 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

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