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Newsletter December 2021

In this issue
  1. Activity Round-up
  2. New Works Online
  3. Latest Commentary
Activity Round-up

OPEN CALL: We're delighted to announce the open call for the 2022 CIRCUIT Tagata Moana Moving Image Award. Alongside our partners Tautai Pacific Arts Trust and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, and with support from Creative New Zealand, this opportunity will support a Moana Pasifika artist based in Aotearoa New Zealand to create a new single channel moving image work that will be premiered at the 18th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in September 2022. The selected artist will be supported to travel to the UK to attend the Festival. Applications are due 20 January 2022. Pasifika artists, don't miss this incredible opportunity! Details of how to apply are here.

Spawn is a new work by Laura Duffy, commissioned by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and CIRCUIT. The commission supports an invited Australasian artist to deliver an experimental new work specifically for the online context and is now streaming on ACMI's Gallery 5 space and on CIRCUIT. “With the unwelcome mantle of ‘most locked-down city in the world’, Melbourne audiences were at the forefront of artist Laura Duffy’s mind when she created Spawn. Duffy mixes materials together like potions, encouraging audiences to consider texture through filmic spaces in which the natural and unnatural writhe upon one another – slipping, dripping, bubbling, congealing.” - Serena Bentley, Curator, ACMI

On January 12 at Christchurch Art Gallery catch an encore screening of Six artists respond to the poetry of Joanna Margaret Paul (2016), showing in conjunction with the touring exhibition Joanna Margaret Paul: Imagined in the context of a room. Works by Rachel Shearer, Popular Productions, Nova Paul, Miranda Parkes, Shannon Te Ao, Sonya Lacey, curated by Solomon Nagler and Mark Williams.

New Works Online

Te Hā ō Kiekie - A R A P E T A

15 min 50 sec / Sound

"Te Hā ō Kiekie is a film that the artist described as a ‘kākahuhiko’ (digital woven cloak). Given the name Te Hā ō Kiekie can be understood as ‘the Watch »


Running on Pebbles - Ivan Mrsic

3 min 46 sec / Sound

A continuous moving shot of pebbled ground is accompanied by the audible crunch of feet running on loose stones. A video created for the group Watch »


Spawn - Laura Duffy

4 min 35 sec / Silent

Spawn is a new work by Laura Duffy, commissioned by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) + CIRCUIT. The commission supports an invited Watch »

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Latest Commentary

The Threats and Seductions of Mass Media

Emma Ng spends some screen time at Image Processors: Artists in the Medium – A Short History 1968–2020 at the Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi. Read More »


CIRCUIT Episode 102: The year in art

“We've needed our artists this year more than ever, to fall into other ways of seeing reality" - Nigel Borell Read More »


Bridget Reweti's Illustrated Shards

"Colonial photography has left behind haunted gothic landscapes, but it failed to detect the allegorical and oracular terrains created by Māori." Read More »

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