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Newsletter December 2017

In this issue
  1. CIRCUIT Activity & E-Book
  2. New Works Online
  3. Latest Commentary
CIRCUIT Activity & E-Book

CIRCUIT is very proud to announce The Thickness of Cinema e-book. 100 pages of interviews and discussions from the 2017 CIRCUIT Symposium/Artist Week 22-27 August in Otautahi/Christchurch. Contributors include Fiona Amundsen, Elle Loui August, Dr. Erika Balsom, Joyce Campbell, Dr. Catherine Fowler, David Green, Jamie Hanton, Kim Pieters, Dr. Bruce Russell, Georgina Tarren-Sweeney, Dr. Mercedes Vicente, Peter Wareing. Designed by Callum Devlin, this is a superb record of our annual event, which addressed the role of the sensorial and haptic in a critically-based artist moving image practice. Download it as a free 17mb pdf from here.

The e-book is also a perfect primer for the Auckland premiere of our 2017 Artist Cinema Commissions, Thick Cinema, taking place tomorrow night (7pm, Tues 12 December) at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. Curated by Mercedes Vicente and featuring new works from Fiona Amundsen, Joyce Campbell, Sam Hamilton, John Di Stefano and Kim Pieters these five works engage variously with the legacy of fascism, the sexual union of eels, public gardens, the sunset and memory. Admission free, don't miss!

Continuing at The Audio Foundation, Auckland until 20 December is PULSE/REPEAT curated by CIRCUIT's 2017 Curatorial Intern Priscilla Howe. Listen to a podcast with Priscilla here, where she discusses the abject, technology and curating her first exhibition. And on until 1 February 2018 on Masons Screen in Wellington is Matilda Fraser's The Eight Hours Plan, the last of our three commissions for this space for 2017.

And as we fade into the 2017 sunset a big thanks to everyone we've worked with this year, all of the artists, institutions, audiences and sponsors. We wish you all a happy holidays and a restful break!

New Works Online

A Body That Lives (excerpt) - Fiona Amundsen

47 seconds / Sound

"Fiona Amundsen’s A Body that Lives presents testimony from one of 1,000 Japanese prisoners of war who participated in the 1944 breakout from a camp Watch »


Company Stream (excerpt) - Joyce Campbell

10 minutes 23 seconds / Sound

Shot entirely underwater, Company Stream follows the movements of an eel in disorientating close up. Company Stream is loosely based on From the Watch »

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Latest Commentary

E-book: The Thickness of Cinema

CIRCUIT is very proud to announce The Thickness of Cinema e-book. 100 pages of interviews and discussions from the 2017 CIRCUIT Symposium / Artist Week 22-27 August in Otautahi / Christchurch. Read More »


CIRCUIT Cast Episode 71: 2017 End of Year wrap-up

For our 2017 recap, host Mark Amery is joined by Cameron Ah Loo Matamua, Abby Cunnane, and Judy Darragh. Topics covered include; powerful women, generational shifts, emerging artists, Documenta, Labour's arts policy, great pieces of writing, documents and flags. Honourable mentions include Sione Read More »


Curators Essay: PULSE/REPEAT

The Pulse is an operational force that is both liberating and threatening. Everyday and every second of our lives we absorb it both consciously and subconsciously. It is inside of us and all around us. It is a paradox, keeping us alive and functioning, intimate and safe, and yet it can Read More »

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