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Newsletter August 2016

In this issue
  1. Phantom Topologies: Symposium
  2. Phantom Topologies: Artist Week
  3. Upcoming Events
  4. Latest Commentary
Phantom Topologies: Symposium

The 2016 CIRCUIT Symposium Phantom Topologies takes place at City Gallery Wellington on Saturday September 10. With guests from the Philippines, Hong Kong, UK, Canada, Tonga and New Zealand this years programme is jam-packed with local and international guests, voices and works. Registrations are a super low $40 waged, $20 unwaged. Reserve your place here.

Phantom Topologies: Artist Week

In advance of the Symposium, CIRCUIT takes over Wellington's nightlife with a series of installations, screenings and events. A full list is on our dedicated mini-site or, if you have only one night free next week, check our Facebook listings for BIG WEDNESDAY 7 Sept and BIG THURSDAY 8 Sept.

On Friday 9th Sept at City Gallery Wellington CIRCUIT presents the premiere screening of This is not film-making. Artists work for Cinema. Curated by George Clark and commissioned by CIRCUIT, this programme features new work by Juliet Carpenter with Gregory Kan, Gavin Hipkins Daniel Malone, Nathan Gray and Louise Menzies. All five artists have responded to the writings of Julian Dashper. A 24 hr pop-up show of Dashper's original video works takes place at the former National Art Gallery, the Dominion Building, Massey University.


Whenua | makutu #1 Mt Taranaki - Tanya Te Miringa Te Rorarangi Ruka

3 min 10 sec / Sound

"Whenua | makutu #1 Mt Taranaki is a seemingly futile effort, executed with humour and hope. Watch »


Songs about "PLEASE REMOVE" - Caroline Johnston

8 min 39 sec / Sound

To the sound of Vuvuzelas, a pair of hands sift through a crate of 12" records with the practiced movement of a collector. "To make viewers aware of Watch »

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Upcoming Events

Film Screening: Turumba & the Green Papaya Kitchen

Sep 7, 2016
The Pyramid Club

Please note: The venue for this event has changed from Thistle Hall to The Pyramid Club. For one night only, a screening of seminal 1981 Filipino film Turumba, by Kidlat Tahimik, introduced by visiting Filipino curator Merv Espina who will also serve a sampling of South East Asian food. Blurring the lines between documentary and fiction, Turumba is a brilliantly crafted satire of globalisation in... Read More »

I want to be where I am

Sep 8, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016
The Engine Room - Massey University

I want to be where I am is an exhibition featuring recent work by Martha Atienza (Philippines), Tanya Te Miringa Te Rorarangi Ruka (Ngā Puhi, Ngati Pakau, Waitaha)  and the 1975 documentary directed by Geoff Steven Te Matakite O Aotearoa. Using the technological mobility of video, each artist seeks to articulate a sense of place beyond the visible borders of land and sea; to weave connections b... Read More »

St Bathans repetitions 1/2/16 - 21/3/16 (portraits de Jacques à St Bathans, avec interlude de paysages, sur écran translucide)

Sep 7, 2016
The Young, 70 Abel Smith St, Wellington

The former gold mining town of St Bathans lies deep in the heart of the Maniototo in New Zealand's Otago region. It’s most prominent feature is the Blue Lake, a small turquoise body of water formed by the artificial process of gold-sluicing in the late 19th century. Over three months in early 2016 Canadian experimental filmmaker Alexandre Larose made a series of works exploring St Bathans’ sce... Read More »

More Events & Screenings »
Latest Commentary

CIRCUIT CAST Episode 50: George Clark on Phantom Topologies

Could New Zealand’s geographical distance be seen as a strength? Is the rumour more potent than the work? How would reframing conceptualist Julian Dashper as a video artist remap New Zealand’s art history? Ahead of CIRCUIT symposium Phantom Topologies our curator-at-large George Clark discusses Read More »


CIRCUIT CAST Episode 49: John Vea

How does the method of a works making afford its participants anything? Ahead of his participation in the CIRCUIT Symposium Phantom Topologies we caught up with artist John Vea to discuss translating the stories of others, and hynotising the audience with the mahi (work). Read More »

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