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Newsletter April 2018

In this issue
  1. CIRCUIT in Europe May 2018
  2. New Works Online
  3. Latest Commentary
CIRCUIT in Europe May 2018

CIRCUIT spends the month of May on tour in Europe. On 3 May at Whitechapel Gallery, London we present the European premiere of Thick Cinema, our 2017 programme of Artist Cinema Commissions. The screening will be followed by a conversation between CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams and our previous curators-at-large, Mercedes Vicente and George Clark. Tickets/Info online via Whitechapel.

On 5 May CIRCUIT returns to Germany's Oberhausen Film Festival with a programme of recent works by Brit Bunkley, Phil Dadson, John Di Stefano, Gavin Hipkins, Nova Paul, Aliyah Winter. Watch the trailer here.

On 8 May Through a Different Lens / Film Work by Joanna Margaret Paul screens in Ghent, Belgium at artist-run cinematheque OFFoff, a "Belgian centre for the exhibition, reflection and network of present and past film-art." Following the recent London screening of this programme, read an extended piece on Paul's film work on Contemporary Hum, written by by Eleanor Woodhouse.

In Wellington, Claire Harris' Beseated continues on Masons Screen until 2 May, to be followed by Mark Harvey's Let's Go! New submissions always welcome.

New Works Online

By Sea - Sonya Lacey

9 min 7 sec / Sound

By Sea tells the story of a fictional seaside apartment building. The architecture of the complex forms the words Par Mer, written in a bold, italic Watch »


Strange Intimate (Faith) (1 screen of 2) - Mike Ting

2 min 40 sec / Sound

"In May of 2017 I travelled to Taipei to investigate 15 people I had found on the internet. We had no knowledge or any contact with each other, total Watch »


25 kgs of salt - Holly Walker

17 min 11 sec / Sound

"An exploration of my physical relationship to my emotional self. Carrying a body of 25kgs of salt representing my pains, my past, my great loves, my Watch »

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Latest Commentary

Floors and time and shapes - Campbell Patterson: toot floor, 17 February - 14 April 2018, Hocken Collections, Dunedin

Is the rustling of Snickers wrappers beneath my feet a filmic moment? The gallery floor is strewn with them, and with grapefruit seeds, which I initially mistook for peanuts. Is the weight of a person crushing grapefruit seeds a filmic moment? In the back of my mind I hear Hocken curator Andrea Bell Read More »


Luke Willis Thompson, Adam Art Gallery. 21 February–14 April, 2018

There’s only one new work here. How Long? (2018). Filmed in Fiji, it is a series of four portraits which takes as its subject the global deployment of Fijian soldiers and security forces over the past four decades. Each is filmed in Thompson’s, by now familiar, customisation of Warhol’s screen tests Read More »


CIRCUIT Cast: Artists In Conversation #2 - Sorawit Songsataya and Bridget Riggir-Cuddy

“I would like to see thinking understood as a materiality.” - Bridget Riggir-Cuddy Read More »

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