The CIRCUIT Critical Forum is a monthly discussion group for Auckland-based artists who work with the moving image to talk about ideas and practice in a mutually supportive environment and in dialogue with CIRCUIT.
In conjunction with the symposium Locating the Practice: Exhibiting Artists’ Moving Image, the CIRCUIT Critical Forum presents works by Louise Menzies and Sorawit Songsataya.
Louise Menzies (NZ, lives and works in Auckland) typically offers us objects, images and situations that explore past and present through attention to the way they are already represented. Her cross-media practice has incorporated film and print into performances and installations. In 2013 her work featured in the solo exhibition World, Business, Lifestyle, Sport (The Physics Room, Christchurch) and the group exhibitions Freedom Farmers (Auckland Art Gallery) and Everyone Knows This is Nowhere (castillo/corrales, Paris). In 2014 she will be artist in residence at the University of Connecticut and together with Marnie Slater and Jon Bywater will complete the fifth installment of The Social Life of the Book, Die Toilette (Paraguay Press, Paris).
Sorawit Songsataya (b.1986, Thailand) often considers the relationship between the digital environment and its physical, tangible materials. He incorporates digital media as a mean to evaluate sociopolitical conditions. His recent shows include Black Market (Window Online, 2014), Campaign Furniture (Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2014), and Weeping Touchstone at Gloria Knight in 2013.
The CIRCUIT Critical Forum is presented with the support of Artspace, Auckland.