Commentary

Podcast Posted Nov 8, 2013
By Mark Amery

This month 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 of MINA , the Mobile Innovat

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.

Writing Posted Sep 16, 2013
By #500 words
Hit me with your best shot by Janet Lilo (2013) Photo by Louisa Afoa

Guest bloggers Louisa Afoa and Lana Lopesi from '#500 words - young criticality on art and culture' respond to Janet Lilo's recent show 'Hit me with your best shot'

Writing Posted Aug 27, 2013
By Mark Williams

Since the late 1970s Martin Rumsby has developed an extensive career as a film-maker, writer, exhibitor and distributor in New Zealand and North America.

Writing Posted Aug 26, 2013
By Mark Williams

In 2012 Dr May Adadol Ingawanij was the curator of the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival. On Friday Aug 30 she will be part in the CIRCUIT symposium Looking back into the future, as a panelist in our Professional Practice Forum (morning) and later in the day presenting a screening of recent Asian experimental cinema Reuse, Retell.

Podcast Posted Aug 12, 2013
By Mark Amery

In this months edition of CIRCUIT CAST the pod deliver an extended onsite discussion from the Auckland Art Fair. Host Mark Amery is joined by Andrew Clifford (Curator, Gus Fisher Gallery) and visiting ex-patriate Serena Bentley (Curator, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne).

Writing Posted Aug 2, 2013
By CIRCUIT Staff
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

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