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Newsletter April 2013

In this issue
  1. Artist Opportunities
  2. New Works
  3. Recent Activities
  4. Calendar
  5. Latest Commentary
Artist Opportunities

2013 New Zealand Film Festival 
Submissions for this years Artist Cinema programme close this Wednesday April 10. A reminder of the premise - "a response, comment, interruption and/or reflection on the cinema context". All submissions can be sent via url to director(at), where they will be viewed by CIRCUIT and Festival Director Bill Gosden.  

Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago, USA
Deadline April 20

Impakt Festival, The Netherlands
Deadline May 1

New Works

Reverberation - Lucien Rizos

3 min 8 sec / Sound

The sound remaining in the hall just after the last note has been played.  Watch »


The Aachen Faxes - Marie Shannon

15 min 30 sec / Sound

The Aachen Faxes is a text-based video made from excerpts of artist Julian Dashper’s correspondence (mostly by fax) with partner Marie Shannon during Watch »


ART CAN MAKE YOU - Judy Darragh

1 hour, looped / Silent

"Art can make you …better or bitter? The artist continuously eats from a bowl of quartered lemons in fast motion, is this a cure or does it make her Watch »

More Works on Circuit »
Recent Activities

On March 20 CIRCUIT director Mark Williams, artist Phil Dadson and curator Lissa Mitchell took part in a discussion at the Adam Art Gallery on collecting media art. Listen to the full discussion on the Adam's front page. Williams' introduction (feat. nods to Henry Miller, Ubuweb and Hito Steyerl) is on the CIRCUIT blog

CIRCUIT continues to be a strong presence in Moving On Asia: Towards A New Art Network 2004-13 at City Gallery, Wellington. Included in the exhibitions reading room, the site is live for browsing and attracting a steady stream of punters perusing the sprawling three-part video show

On March 28 CIRCUIT presented a public discussion by Peter Zorn from Werkleitz (centre for Media Art in Halle/ Saale, Germany) at Massey University. This was followed by a Critical Forum discussion with Zorn, CIRCUIT's Mark Williams, Dr Roy Pankhurst and Dr Max Schleser (Massey)




The Dam (O) / HADHAD

May 5, 2013
Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany

CIRCUIT presents the world premiere of Gavin Hipkins' The DAM (O), and Sean Grattan's HADHAD. Screening in the 'market' section of the Oberhausen Short Film Festival CIRCUIT presents the two New Zealand work alongside recent aquisitions by international video art distributors LUX (UK), Electronic Arts Intermix (USA), Lightcone (Fr) and more. The Dam (O) incorporates naturalist and abstracted foot... Read More »

Moving on Asia: Towards a New Art Network 2004–2013

Feb 22, 2013 - Jun 3, 2013
City Gallery

Moving on Asia: Towards a New Art Network 2004-2013 comes at a time when New Zealand’s ties with its regional neighbours are becoming stronger and more nuanced, raising questions around the country’s geographic and cultural relationship to Asia, and the role that art can or should play in this exchange. The exhibition draws on an established collection of Asian video art housed at Gallery LOOP... Read More »

Big Wave Aotearoa; an installation by Alex Monteith

Apr 13, 2013 - Jul 28, 2013
Dowse Art Museum

Auckland artist Alex Monteith explores high performance surfing in this new video work. A collaboration with Doug Young and exponents of Aotearoa's Big Wave Surfing community. "Big Wave Aotearoa demonstrates the relentless ambition and drive of high performance surfing and the endless search to ride the greatest wave of all," Emma Bugden, Curator. Alex Monteith is a new media artist and academic ... Read More »

More Events & Screenings »
Latest Commentary

My Dinner with Henry or; Notes on distributing artist film and video

This text was originally presented by Mark Williams as part of 21st-Century Custodianship: Collecting Media Art, a panel discussion at the Adam Art Gallery, March 20, 2013 between Williams (Director, CIRCUIT), Philip Dadson (artist) and Lissa Mitchell (Collection Manager of Photography and New Media Read More »


The Caretaker - Marie Shannon, 'Aachen, Germany 1995' at Hamish McKay, Wellington, 11 Dec 2012 – 26 Jan 2013

The Aachen Faxes (2012) is a simple striking video of white text on a black background. The text is taken from a series of faxes Julian Dashper sent to his partner Marie Shannon during his Aachen residency in 1995. The soundtrack is fittingly maudlin, a lone cello played by Dashper’s brother. The Read More »


CIRCUIT CAST Episode 1: Moving on Asia, Len Lye: Kaleidoscope, The Physics Room after the quake

CIRCUIT CAST - Today we launch our monthly podcast of discussion and review, CIRCUIT CAST. Read More »

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