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!