• Schedule
  • Speakers
  • Symposium

    Saturday 15 August 2015 9.45am - 4.30pm

    9.45-10am: Welcome by CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams

    10-10.20am: Jim Allen’s News
    Tina Barton, Mark Harvey and Mark Williams discuss Jim Allen’s News, the installation at Elam Project Space

    10.30-10.50: The renaissance of Joanna Margaret Paul
    Emma Bugden, Nova Paul and Sandy Callister discuss the recent renaissance of interest in the work of Joanna Margaret Paul

    11.00-11.20: Shannon Te Ao
    Shannon Te Ao and Joyce Campbell discuss Te Ao’s practice of engaging with historical material and his use of video and performance to address it

    11.30-11.50: Melanie Oliver - The historiographic turn in contemporary art practice
    What drives artists to retrieve historical materials, events or narratives for their own use? How does the historiographic turn relate to broader shifts in politics, the neoliberal global economy, technology and culture? With reference to Tacita Dean, Alex Martinis Roe and Nicholas Mangan.

    12.00-12.20: Kathy Geritz – Radical Light
    Kathy Geritz (Pacific Film Archive/Berkeley Art Museum) presents an illustrated lecture about the making of the book Radical Light: A History of Bay Area Avant Garde and Experimental Film-making 1945-2000.

    12.20-12.40: Lawrence McDonald – PALeo Neo Video
    Lawrence McDonald presents an illustrated lecture about the exhibition PALeo Neo Video - Chapters from the history of video art in New Zealand 1970s-1990s which was exhibited at the New Zealand Film Archive in 1999.

    12.40-1.00: Framing the archive - Gavin Hipkins, Kathy Geritz and Lawrence McDonald
    Gavin Hipkins leads a discussion with Kathy Geritz and Lawrence MacDonald about the historicisation of artists practice in the particular projects; Why did it occur when it did? Why the timeframes chosen? Did the making of the book/exhibition collect established histories/works/practice, uncover new histories/works/practices, contested histories or all of the above?

    1.00-2.00pm: Lunch

    2.00-2.20: Gabriel White - 10 Items or Less
    In the mid-Nineties American composer Robert Ashley visited Elam as a guest artist. Film-maker Gabriel White will outline Ashley’s experimental language-art operas, discussing Ashley’s work with respect to moving image, avant-gardism and other traditions, and the effect of Ashley’s teaching on his own work.

    2.30-2.50: Sonya Lacey – By Sea
    Sonya Lacey discusses the making of her film By Sea which was commissioned in response to a collection of poetry by Joanna Margaret Paul

    3.00-3.20: Dirk De Bruyn - Communicating History A-Historically
    A paper delivered in tandem with the short film Threshold (Dirk De Bruyn, 20 minutes, 2014), which documents the history and childhood remembrances of the Geelong Waterfront using photographic material gleaned from the Geelong Heritage Centre, the Victorian State Library, the National Film and Sound Archive and Auckland War Memorial Museum alongside Google Maps. 

    3.30-3.45: Andrew Clifford responds

    4:00-4.20 Sean Kerr - Soundtrack without cinema
    In this performative lecture Sean Kerr will talk about how he creates a soundtrack without film. Using a range of old and new technologies Sean often creates a mix of foley sounds using kinetic objects and performative actions as a way to activate or accentuate a gesture/object/thing.


  • Speakers

    Saturday 15 August 2015 9.45am - 4.30pm

    Kathy Geritz
    Programmer, Pacific Film Archive/Berkeley Art Museum, San Francisco

    Dr. Dirk De Bruyn
    Artist / Senior Lecturer at Deakin University, Melbourne

    Christina Barton
    Director, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington 

    Dr. Mark Harvey
    Artist / Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland

    Mark Williams
    Director, CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand

    Emma Bugden
    Programmes Manager / Senior Curator, Dowse Art Museum, Wellington

    Dr. Sandy Callister
    Director, PROVIDENCE GROUP, Auckland/Guest Exhibition Curator, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington

    Shannon Te Ao
    Artist / Lecturer, Whiti Rehua School of Art, Massey University

    Joyce Campbell
    Artist / Senior Lecturer, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland

    Melanie Oliver
    Director, The Physics Room, Christchurch

    Lawrence McDonald
    Editor, Illusions Magazine, Wellington / Curator, PALeo Neo Video, Chapters from the history of video art in New Zealand, 1970-1990s

    Gavin Hipkins
    Artist / Associate Professor, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland

    Gabriel White


    Sonya Lacey

    Andrew Clifford
    Director, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

    Sean Kerr
    Artist/Senior Lecturer, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland

    Nova Paul
    Artist/Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology

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