CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: A genealogy of moving image practice

A symposium presented by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand in association with Elam School of Fine Arts, National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI), The University of Auckland, with support from Creative New Zealand and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.

Date: Saturday 15 August, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland
Keynote: Kathy Geritz (Pacific Film Archive/Berkeley Art Museum) is co-editor of Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-2000.

CIRCUIT invites papers, presentations and responses to the following;

Given the interdisciplinary strands of influence that inform contemporary moving image practice, what lineages and histories can we call upon to ground and contextualize moving image work in 2015 be it cinema, performance, video, installation and other avant-gardes? Which historical technologies resonate in contemporary practice and why? Why do certain historical projects get reclaimed and on what basis? Why do others get lost? What other kinds of disciplines ground contemporary moving image practice? Are we constantly recreating a new history (or rediscovering lost histories) to explain and inform the circumstances we’re working with today?

Submission process: Send 200 word (maximum) proposal to Mark Williams, Director, CIRCUIT
Presentation formats: Lecture Presentation, Screening, Performance
Maximum length: 20 minutes
Deadline for submissions: Friday 12 June
Notification of acceptance: Tuesday 16 June (at)

About the symposium: A genealogy of moving image practice is the third annual CIRCUIT symposium presented in association with Elam School of Fine Arts. This year's CIRCUIT symposium tales place amidst a collection of satellite installations, screenings and events commissioned by CIRCUIT and presented in Auckland during the week of 10-16 August.

Kathy Geritz is the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre's 2014 International Film Curator In Residence.

CIRCUIT is the
leading voice
for artist moving image
in Aotearoa New Zealand,
distributing works,
critical review and
which reflect our unique, contemporary
South Pacific context.