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Newsletter August 2019

In this issue
  1. Activity Round-Up
  2. New Works Online
  3. Latest Commentary
Activity Round-Up

CIRCUIT is very excited to announce a call for papers for our 2019 Symposium, From Me To You. Presented this year in Newtown, Wellington, From Me To You traces a line from the contemporary world of Instagram to the history of experimental film and video to ask;'What is the boundary between the personal and the political in artists moving image work? Where does art begin in the diaristic? How can an artist’s personal experiences address collective problems? How are artists using social media platforms to invert private and public space and make carefully orchestrated work where the personal is made public, and shareable? What is the role of the audience in witnessing the personal?' 

CIRCUIT is hiring! CIRCUIT is seeking a motivated individual with excellent communication skills for a temporary position as a Production & Promotion Assistant for 30 hours per week, between the dates of 2 September - 6 October 2019.  The Production & Promotion Assistant will be part of a small team presenting a festival of video art and Symposium in Newtown, Wellington. This is a great opportunity for someone seeking to develop skills and experience at all levels of art production, from social media promotion to curatorial assistance to installation of works. See here for details on how to apply.

Many thanks to all who submitted applications for Masons Screen. We received a record number of applications and will be writing to all applicants this week and announcing the commissioned artists shortly. Now showing on Masons Screen until 14 August is Ziggy Lever's Beam Splitting (2017).

New Works Online

Unmapping the world - Ruth Watson

8 min 51 sec / Sound

"Unmapping the world takes Watson's family history and connection to the Canterbury region as a starting point to delve into the societal Watch »

In This Valley of Respite, My Last Breath...

"In This Valley of Respite, My Last Breath..." - SJ Ramir

5 min 7 sec / Sound

"A valley starved of light. Weariness. Fatigue. An offering of shelter; a surrender of breath..." - SJR  Watch »


stereo - Clinton Watkins

18 min 56 sec / Silent

One of four video works (mono, stereo, dark matter, waveform) first exhibited as part of the exhibition lowercase at Starkwhite in 2016. Watch »

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Latest Commentary

The history of artists moving image is one of first-person voices. From Jonas Mekas to Sadie Benning, from Charlotte Prodger to Sione Monu, artist film-makers have used themselves and the everyday as material, asserting a radically personal encounter with the world and their place within it. In turn Read More »


limited means = maximum results: an interview with Clinton Watkins

Mark Williams (MW): Most of the works we're discussing today I first saw in the exhibition lowercase, which was at Starkwhite in 2016. Walking into that show, I was reminded me of the final scene of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), where the astronaut enters the room, and comes face-to-face with Read More »


Uiuinga #4: a conversation with Shannon Te Ao

Shannon Te Ao is an artist of Ngāti Tūwharetoa descent. His moving image works are grounded in performance and language, often drawing from poetic text or song. Read More »

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