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Newsletter May 2013

In this issue
  1. Festival/Residency Opportunities
  2. New Works Online
  3. Recent Activities
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Latest Commentary
Festival/Residency Opportunities

INVIDEO–XXIII International Exhibition of Video and Cinema Beyond, Milan (Deadline May 31)
Annual video art show & "growing archive of experimental film and video, research and documentaries by international and Italian artists" 

Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema, Paris (Deadline May 31)
This year focuses on archival images as traces, materials and collective histories
Deadline: 31 May 2013  

International Short Film Festival 2 Annas, Latvia (Deadline May 31) 
This festival takes place at the end of the October and is co-ordinated by a group of Latvian artists and intriguingly, 'cultural managers' 

Channels: the Australian Video Art Festival, Melbourne (Deadline June 1)
Single-channel video art works, 10 minutes or less, for curated screening at the Australian Centre for Moving Image, Melbourne

Barracão Maravilha’s International Residency programme, Rio de Janeiro (Deadline May 22)
A residency at the centre of Rio de Janiero that offers accommodation, facilities and a network of artist and curator support to realise an exhibition

Artist-in-Residence, Krems, Austria (Deadline May 30) 
Housed in an old carpet factory in Krems, this residency seeks to foster inter-cultural exchange and is open to artists, musicians, architects and designers 

Fogo Arts Corporation, Canada (Deadline May 31) 
Fogo Island Arts is a residency-based contemporary art venue for international artists, filmmakers, curators, musicians, writers, designers & thinkers  

Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama (Deadline May 31)

International Artist Residency Programme, preferred candidate will stay 60 days or more

The Weight of Mountains (Deadline May 31) 
A three-month film development residency at Nes Artist Residency, Iceland


HMK, Netherlands (Deadline June 1)
Artist-run residency and project space offering project & research residencies usually over 1-2 months  

1646, The Hague (Deadline June 1)

This two-month (max) residency is an opportunity for research, and is not focused on a final product or exhibition

Artist-in-residence, Taipei Artist Village (Deadline June 3)
6-12 week residency which "offers the opportunity for an artist to develop and realise a project"

Flaxart International Residency Programme, Belfast (Deadline June 7)
Residency offers international artists accommodation, studio space and a monthly stipend


New Works Online

Untitled (Hair Transposal Video) - Bryce Galloway

11 min 12 sec / Sound

Using the camera as a mirror, the artist undertakes an obscure grooming exercise for dealing with male pattern baldness, poking fun at social vanities Watch »


Samin Son TV - Samin Son

13 min 36 sec / Sound

A compilation of material from various Samin Son performances from 2011-12 documented on video, assembled for the purpose of a single channel Watch »


swallowing the sun - Annie Bradley

4 min 25 sec / Sound

A spinning circular form jauntily skims the edge of the video frame top and bottom. The object, when it decelerates, is tactile, textured with fine Watch »

More Works on Circuit »
Recent Activities

CIRCUIT was recently invited to present a screening at the Oberhausen Film Festival in Germany. If Sean Grattan's HADHAD and Gavin Hipkins The Dam (O) were a somewhat gothic pairing, it was pleasing to see the audience also respond to the humour in these lush, cinematic works. The event has also generated enquiries for more work by CIRCUIT artists. Watch this space. 

CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams and City Gallery curator Aaron Lister have nominated a dozen local video works for the sprawling pan-Asian Pacific video collection Moving On Asia. Artists selected include Sarah Jane Parton, Lydia Chai, Steve Carr, Kate Woods and National Park, Murray Hewitt, Seung Yul Oh, Bryce Galloway, Shannon Te Ao and Iain Frengley, Mike Heynes, James Oram and Rebecca Ann Hobbs. Most recently seen at City Gallery, Wellington, MOA is exhibited biannually at Gallery LOOP in Seoul, and has travelled previously to venues in Spain and Germany. Note: the NZ works are on show at City Gallery until June 3.

Upcoming Events

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 »

The Quarry

May 18, 2013 - Jun 16, 2013
The Physics Room

The Quarry comprises two new works by Auckland-based photographer and filmmaker Gavin Hipkins. The first is a short film essay that combines film footage shot in Christchurch’s expanding and proposed new suburbs including Belfast, Delamain, Marshland, Waitikiri and Wigram Park. Fractured rock forms from Hallswall Quarry and pastoral scenes from Hagley Park are interspersed in naturalistic and ab... Read More »

Beautiful Creatures

May 3, 2013 - Jul 7, 2013
Adam Art Gallery

Beautiful Creatures brings together three artists: doyen of New American cinema Jack Smith (1932-1989); leading contemporary Australian photographer Bill Henson (b. 1955); and Jacqueline Fraser (b. 1956), who has presented temporary installations and wall-based works in New Zealand, Australia, Europe and the USA since the late 1970s. Each treats the youthful body as a form of aesthetic material, c... Read More »

More Events & Screenings »
Latest Commentary

CIRCUIT CAST Episode 3: Auckland Triennial, Video and Performance

NZ's finest art podcast returns! This month; the Auckland Triennial has kicked off promising a glimpse of Auckland's future - but does it deliver? Andrew Clifford reports. Down in the capital Thomasin Sleigh and Michelle Menzies look at Samin Son TV; no doubt a fierce live performer but does it work Read More »


Someone Else, curated by Leonhard Emmerling, Dunedin Public Art Gallery 16th Mar - 16th Jun 2013

Someone Else features eight international and New Zealand artists with six videos contributed by the international contingent, and three two-dimensional pieces - two photographs and a vinyl on vinyl work - from New Zealanders Edith Amituanai, Ronnie van Hout, and Sharon Margaret Russell. One of Read More »


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 »

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