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Newsletter August 2017

In this issue
  1. CIRCUIT Artist Week 2017: The Thickness of Cinema
  2. Artist Week Trailers
  3. Latest Commentary
CIRCUIT Artist Week 2017: The Thickness of Cinema

Just over a week to go until The Thickness of Cinema, the annual CIRCUIT Symposium, curated by Mercedes Vicente and taking place at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu on Saturday 26 August 9.30am-5pm. 

From next Tuesday 22-Sunday 27 August the annual CIRCUIT Artist Week presents a suite of installations, screenings and events across Christchurch. Pick up the programme from Christchurch Art Gallery, or go online to our mini website (click on the headers 'Screenings - Installations - Events').

Below are three trailers and three podcasts about next weeks events, including a brilliant promo clip by Callum Devlin for the 2017 Artist Cinema Commission programme Thick Cinema. Elsewhere in our busy programme, we'd like to note Kevin Jerome Everson's suddenly very topical and sad film Tonsler Park which follows black staff working the polling booths of the 2016 US election in Charlottesville, Virginia. Budding art writers are invited to indicate their interest in an art writing workshop with Megan Dunn, paid commissions to follow!

The 2017 CIRCUIT Symposium / Artist Week is presented with support from Creative New Zealand, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Foundation, The Physics Room, Canada Council for the Arts, The Free Theatre and Canterbury Workers Education Association. See you there!

Artist Week Trailers

Trailer: St Bathans repetitions 1/2/16 - 21/3/16 -

43 sec / Sound

An installation by Montreal artist Alexandre Larose, showing at The Gym (Free Theatre Christchurch) Tues 22—Sat 26 August Watch »


Thick Cinema (Trailer) -

58 sec / Sound

Trailer for Thick Cinema, a screening of five new works by contemporary New Zealand artists Fiona Amundsen, John Di Stefano, Sam Hamilton, Kim Pieters Watch »


Trailer: Who spends the time? Some practical questions concerning the democratic process and personal responsibility (Parts A, C and B) - Peter Wareing

56 sec / Sound

Trailer for Peter Wareing’s 10 screen video installation Who spends the time? Some practical questions concerning the democratic process and personal Watch »

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Latest Commentary

CIRCUIT Cast Episode 66: An interview with Sam Hamilton

In a CIRCUIT first, this pod takes place from the set of Sam Hamilton's new film. Phoning in from Portland Oregon, Sam talks to host Mark Amery about the newly commissioned work FOR THIRTY YEARS, NANCY WOULD SIT OUT ON THE STREET CORNER AND WATCH THE SUNSET, screening at Christchurch Art Gallery 6 Read More »


CIRCUIT Cast Episode 65: An interview with Fiona Amundsen

Fiona Amundsen talks to Mark Amery about the forthcoming premiere of her CIRCUIT Artist Cinema commission A body that lives which examines the 1944 breakout of 1,000 Japanese prisoners from a prison camp in Cowra, Australia. A body that lives was commissioned as part of Thick Cinema, the CIRCUIT Read More »


CIRCUIT Cast Episode 67: An interview with Mercedes Vicente

On the phone from London, Mercedes Vicente discusses the curatorial process behind Thick Cinema, CIRCUIT's 2017 programme of Artist Cinema Commissions with new work by Fiona Amundsen, John Di Stefano, Sam Hamilton, Kim Pieters, Joyce Campbell. Thick Cinema premiers 6.30pm, Friday 25 August at Read More »

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