Commentary

Writing Posted Feb 12, 2014
By Tim Corballis

There is a way, suggested by Hito Steyerl, to think about video art.

Writing Posted Jan 31, 2014
By Megan Dunn

Smoke exhales from a pair of matte pink pipes; a young woman sways against a white washed background, the soft caw of seagulls rising. Last year Yvonne Todd produced two hypnotic moving image works.

Writing Posted Jan 16, 2014
By Abby Cunnane

If you could plan it, you’d wake up to a film like this. Though you wouldn’t actually wake up at all; you’d stay for a long time in the yellow saturated half-light of an evening which sends the sun slanting across fields so flat that they weigh the sky down.

Writing Posted Jan 5, 2014
By Laura Preston

Immediately you are drawn in by the mood of Andrew de Freitas’ films. It’s in the air so to speak; constructed through a musical score that compounds an orchestration of images sculpturally composed frame after frame.

Podcast Posted Dec 16, 2013
By Mark Amery

In this final 2013 pod we discuss the years highlights from the merry environs of an Irish pub. And why not, eh?

Writing Posted Dec 11, 2013
By Julia Lomas

Julia Lomas reports on the last iteration of Parlour’s ongoing project, Art in artist’s living spaces, presented at the home of video artists Rebecca Hobbs and Leilani Kake in Otahuhu, Auckland, November 23 2013

Writing Posted Nov 27, 2013
By Aaron Lister

Moving image, lots of moving image, is often considered the scourge of biennales.

Podcast Posted Nov 8, 2013
By Mark Amery

This month it's a noisy old pod as host Mark Amery gives Sound Full at City Gallery Wellington a decidely mixed response only to be rebutted by guests Martin Patrick and Sophie Jerram; we talk to Dr Max Schleser co-founder

Writing Posted Oct 16, 2013
By Andrew Clifford
Still from The detectives, 2013, video, 4’ 46’’ Actors: Andy Baker, Caspar Connolly, Mark O’Donnell, Daphne Simons, Sorawit Songsataya, Tim Wagg. Photograph courtesy of the artist and Artspace

I’m no expert on the genre of film noir. But I suspect it’s something most people have a basic awareness of, even if slightly misguided or clichéd, just like many people assume anything from the early-mid 20th century can be described as art deco.

Podcast Posted Oct 1, 2013
By Mark Amery

In this CIRCUIT CAST; host Mark Amery talks abut Francis Alÿs' REEL-UNREEL, recently seen at the Adam Art Gallery, dOCUMENTA and on the artists website.

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