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Newsletter August 2013

In this issue
  1. CIRCUIT Symposium: Looking Back into the Future
  2. New Works Online
  3. Calls for Entry / Residencies
  4. CIRCUIT Activity
  5. Latest Commentary
CIRCUIT Symposium: Looking Back into the Future
Featuring film screenings, discussion and an artists' workshop, Looking Back into the Future –a symposium on artist moving image practice invites the New Zealand artist moving image community to Auckland this August 29-31. Over three days a range of international and local presenters come together to consider issues of the surrounding production, networks and value in the moving image. Presented by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand in association with Elam School of Fine Arts at The University of Auckland, with the support of the British Council, Creative New Zealand and The Audio Foundation.

With so many highlights where to begin? 

Day 1 (Aug 29) we kick off the event at the Academy Cinema with a screening of Luke Fowler's film All Divided Selves. A Turner Prize finalist in 2012, All Divided Selves uses archival footage and new material shot by Fowler to examines the work of radical Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing. Tickets $8, purchased on the night.

Day 2 (Aug 30) we present Looking Back into the Future a round table discussion examining every facet of the artist moving image economy; from curation to collection. Panellists include our two international keynotes Benjamin Cook (Director LUX, London) and Dr May Adadol Ingawanij, (University of Westminster/Bangkok Experimental Film Festival). Local speakers include Alex Monteith (Artist, Academic) and Michelle Menzies (Curator, Adam Art Gallery). In the afternoon Looking Back into the Future will also present new commissioned programmes of single channel work curated by Dr Richard MacDonald (University of Westminster), Dr May Adadol Ingawanij and Martin Rumsby (New Zealand). Free Attendance.

On Day 3 (Aug 31) The Auratic Film, a workshop led by Benjamin Cook, (Director, LUX, London) examining the value of the moving image in an age of infinite reproduceability (Aug 31). Note: workshop numbers strictly limited - book by writing to $40 per person. 

This event promises to be a unmissable event for artists, curators and anyone working in the field of artists moving image. More information here.
New Works Online

New works by three new CIRCUIT artists appear in this months newsletter; it is a warm CIRCUIT welcome to Bridget Reweti, Shariar Asdollah-Zadeh and Marlon Rivers.


Can I be in your video? - Bridget Reweti

3 min 15 sec / Sound

Description: Two channel digital video with soundExhibition Mode: Two wall-mounted LCD screens in a horizontal line. Synchronised. Continuous loop Watch »


Michael Jackson Motorcade - Shahriar Asdollah - Zadeh

6 min 7 sec / Silent

"Michael Jackson Motorcade is a response to recent political events. The social unrest around Iran’s disputed elections of June 2009 offered the Watch »


If I Ain't Got You - Marlon Rivers

4 min 58 sec / Sound

"If I Ain't Got You is a candid look at a Samoan wedding. Mixing both traditional and contemporary approaches, the ceremony and reception are viewed Watch »

More Works on Circuit »
Calls for Entry / Residencies

Les Rencontres (Paris/Madrid/Berlin) Deadline 16 August
Annual festival known to have shown works by Grattan, Paul, Hipkins and other NZ'ers in recent years 

Offstage (Auckland) Deadline 18 August
For all Pacific Artists; the call is now out for Tautai's annual moving image and performance event

TELE VISIONS (Australia) Deadline 29 August
Australian festival seeking reflections on the analogue Television medium (and it's demise) 

McCahon House (Deadline 19 August)
"Outstanding emergent or mid career artists" invited to apply for this  residency’s available are for three-month periods between 17 June 2014 and 1 June 2015.

New Zealand at Venice 2015 (Deadline 12 August)
Creative New Zealand is calling for proposals from artist(s)/curator teams for the exhibition to be New Zealand’s official presentation at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. The call for proposals is a two-stage process with preliminary expressions of Interest sought by Monday 12 August 2013. 

CIRCUIT Activity

Followers of our monthly podcast CIRCUIT CAST may be interested to put a face to the name that is host Mark Amery by visiting the Auckland Art Fair, 11am, Aug 11. Mark will be recording a live podcast dissecting the Art Fair in situ with writer Andrew Clifford and other guests. Subscribe to the monthly CIRCUIT CAST via Soundcloud here. Listen to the most recent broadcast on itunes here.

For those in Wellington and Dunedin who can't make Looking Back into the Future in Auckland, CIRCUIT is presenting a small taste of recent British artist works screenings at City Gallery Wellington and Dunedin Public Art Gallery in September.  

CIRCUIT CAST at the Auckland Art Fair

Aug 11, 2013
The Cloud, Queens Wharf, 99 Quay Street, Auckland

Live recording of CIRCUIT podcast CIRCUIT CAST. Host Mark Amery and curator Andrew Clifford review the Art Fair.   In this years event which stalls/artists make the best impression? Based on the kind of work on offer what can we deduce about the state of the NZ art market? What does Australian representation say about the art market in NZ? And who's shopping? Previous CIRCUIT CAST's can be heard ... Read More »

New Materials. New British Artists' Video - with work by Elizabeth Price, Ed Atkins, James Richards & Laure Prouvost

Sep 3, 2013
City Gallery

Four works representing a new sensual engagement with HD, digital and convergent technological histories in British artists' video. Introduced by Benjamin Cook, Director, LUX (UK). Screening presented by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand, City Gallery Wellington and LUX, London. With the support of the British Council and Creative New Zealand.

 Woolworths Choir of 1979 - Eliz... Read More »

More Events & Screenings »
Latest Commentary

The Quarry, The Physics Room, Christchurch 18 May — 16 Jun 2013

The Death and Life of Great American Cities has been doing the rounds in Christchurch of late, in physical form and social media. It’s a 1961 book by urban studies activist Jane Jacobs, strongly condemning a certain 1950s brand of resource-hungry and ‘rationalist’ urban planning. Read More »


CIRCUIT CAST Episode 4: Pulp Fan Fiction, Online Sales and Beautiful Creatures

In this month's CIRCUIT podcast your host Mark Amery welcomes Dick Whyte, who offers a brief and bruising shakedown on Warhol at Te Papa before discussing his remake of Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, drawn from over 400 You Tube fan videos. Wanganui artist Brit Bunkley talks about embracing digital Read More »


Nova Paul: Form Next to Form Next to Form

Form Next to Form Next to Form is a publication by film maker Nova Paul (Ngāpuhi), which celebrates and re-presents her 16mm film This is not Dying from 2010. Turning a film into a book is an interesting proposition, but rather than explanations and stills, Form Next to Form Next to Form translates Read More »

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