Writing Posted Aug 2, 2013
By Mark Williams
Looking Back into the Future

With over 40 years of artist moving image production in New Zealand, what is the current state of local practice, and how do we create a dynamic and sustainable future?

Writing Posted Jul 11, 2013
By Ryan Reynolds

The Death and Life of Great American Cities has been doing the rounds in Christchurch of late, in physical form and social media. It’s a 1961 book by urban studies activist Jane Jacobs, strongly condemning a certain 1950s brand of resource-hungry and ‘rationalist’ urban planning.

Podcast Posted Jun 27, 2013
By Mark Amery

In this months CIRCUIT podcast your host Mark Amery welcomes Dick Whyte, who offers a brief and bruising shakedown on Warhol at Te Papa before discussing his remake of Taran

Writing Posted Jun 13, 2013
By Tessa Laird

Form Next to Form Next to Form is a publication by film maker Nova Paul, which celebrates and re-presents her 16mm film This is not Dying from 2010.

Writing Posted May 27, 2013
By Thomasin Sleigh

The word ‘immersive’ has always been problematic for me. I think because in some instances it has been anaesthetised by art speak (and I am guilty of this as much as anyone).

Podcast Posted May 20, 2013
By Mark Amery

NZ's finest art podcast returns! This month; the Auckland Triennial has kicked off promising a glimpse of Auckland's future - but does it deliver? Andrew Clifford reports.

Writing Posted May 4, 2013
By Jamie Hanton

Someone Else features eight international and New Zealand artists with six videos contributed by the international contingent, and three two-dimensional pieces - two photographs and a vinyl on vinyl work - from New Zealanders Edith Amituanai, Ronnie van Hout, and Sharon Margaret Russell.

Podcast Posted Apr 18, 2013
By Mark Amery

CRITICS & CRITICISM: This month Mark Amery & guests address the vexed issue of Criticism in New Zealand and Australia. Has the proliferation of new art forms made it difficult to critique art? How do we develop bold young critical voices?

Writing Posted Mar 28, 2013
By Mark Williams

When is a video an artwork? How does representation on CIRCUIT support the collection of moving image works?

Writing Posted Mar 13, 2013
By Megan Dunn

The Aachen Faxes is a simple striking video of white text on a black background. The text is taken from a series of faxes Julian Dashper sent to his partner Marie Shannon during his Aachen residency in 1995. The soundtrack is fittingly maudlin, a lone cello played by Dashper’s brother.