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Newsletter October 2013

In this issue
  1. Opportunities
  2. New Works Online
  3. CIRCUIT Activities
  4. Latest Commentary

The Artist as Curator / New Zealand (Deadline 20 October)
CIRCUIT invites artists to make a proposition about contemporary artist moving image practice. 

4th Oslo Screen Festival / Norway (Deadline 1 November)
Biannual international festival for video art. No entry fees.   

The HTMlles – Feminist festival of media arts + digital culture / Canada (Deadline 17 November)
A biennial festival about critical engagement with new technologies from a feminist perspective. 

Creative New Zealand Quick Response Grant (Deadline 25 October) 

Creative New Zealand Toi tipu Toi rea – emerging Māori artist grant (Deadline 25 October) 

Cda - Projects Grants for Artistic Research / Turkey (Deadline 30 November)
International Open Call offering award of 10,000 Euros 

Film & Media Historian or Theorist / USA (Deadline 1 November)

Projecting Time and History - Cinema and/as Gallery Art / UK (Deadline 30 October)

New Works Online

Smoke rises around the silent sea - Murray Hewitt

5 min 41 sec / Silent

A ritualistic act above Lake Waikaremoana, New Zealand. This work is discussed in an essay by Sandy Gibbs, 2012.   Watch »


A Morris Dancer Should Never Appear to Touch the Ground II - Matthew Cowan

2 min 15 sec / Sound

"A Morris Dancer Should Never Appear to Touch the Ground II is part of a series of morris dancing works that relate to the performance of the dance. A Watch »


failure/repeat (STILLNESS) - Melissa Irving

9 min 39 sec / Sound

This work was made primarily for the show How to Fall in the Hirschfeld Gallery at City Gallery Wellington. It is site-responsive whilst drawing on Watch »

More Works on Circuit »
CIRCUIT Activities

CIRCUIT Critical Forum
An introductory meeting for artists interested in the CIRCUIT Critical Forum was held at Artspace, Auckland on October 8. After discussing a structure for the group and ongoing commitment, a group has been formed and will continue to meet on a monthly basis over the next 6 months to share and discuss issues in moving image artist practice. The CIRCUIT Critical Forum is supported by Artspace, and as with all our activities, Creative New Zealand.

Updating Artists pages on CIRCUIT website
We have begun reworking the description of CIRCUIT's online video works to foreground the installation requirements for each work. For an example, see Phil Dadson's Chthonian Pulse, which foregrounds technical and contextual information involved in realising the work, and includes an installation image. Thanks to Phil for his generous assistance. We will be contacting all of the CIRCUIT artists over the coming weeks to update everyone's work online.

Latest Commentary

CIRCUIT CAST Episode 6: Francis Alys, Phil Dadson & CIRCUIT symposium

In this CIRCUIT CAST; host Mark Amery talks abut Francis Alÿs' REEL-UNREEL, recently seen at the Adam Art Gallery, dOCUMENTA and on the artist's website. Guests Martin Patrick (writer, academic) and Bronwyn Holloway-Smith (artist) discuss.Mid-show we cross to Christchurch where Phil Dadson takes a Read More »


AUTONOIR - Tahi Moore, Artspace, Auckland, September 13 – October 5, 2013

I’m no expert on the genre of film noir. But I suspect it’s something most people have a basic awareness of, even if slightly misguided or clichéd, just like many people assume anything from the early-mid 20th century can be described as art deco. I’m probably working from stereotypical assumptions Read More »


Symposium Interview #2: Martin Rumsby

Since the late 1970s Martin Rumsby has developed an extensive career as a film-maker, writer, exhibitor and distributor in New Zealand and North America. On Friday Aug 30 at 2.45pm, Rumsby presents A Couple of Things, an illustrated lecture that finds cinematic futures in decayed and decomposing Read More »

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