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Newsletter February 2014

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

In this edition of our monthly newsletter we round-up our monthly list of calls for entry, workshop and education opportunities; remind you of recent blog essays by Laura Preston, Abby Cunnane and Tim Corballis, and check out some new works online.

Finally, if you're in Auckland this week check out screenings of Maria O'Connor's Dark Light, works by Laure Prouvost and Jordan Wolfson at the Academy; and if in Wellington, we recommend Simon Starling's lecture at City Gallery and the Adam Art Gallery's exhibition Cinema and Painting

New Works Online

Denim Seagull - Yvonne Todd

12 min 23 sec / Sound

“After shooting multiple clips with the first dress, all of which seemed pretty successful, I asked the model to put the denim one on. It was Watch »


By blood and water by blood and sand - Brit Bunkley

5 min 47 sec / Sound

By Blood and Water, By Blood and Sand is a video montage of two contrasting landscapes - the lush coastal hill country of the South West North Island Watch »


SONIC CYCLES - Phil Dadson

3 min 34 sec / Sound

"Free-style sonic cycling, creating soundlines around and through the streets and airwaves of New Brighton (Christchurch). One in a series of Watch »

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Calls for entry
Digital Art Live (DAL)/ Aotearoa Digital Arts network (ADA) - Call for Interactive Screen Work (NZ) Deadline 16 March  
"Calling for applications from creative practitioners interested in presenting digital interactive works during the 9th ADA symposium in Auckland September 12-14 2014"

Animafest - The 24th World Festival of Animated Film (Zagreb) Deadline 1 April
Call for animated works to be screened on the media facade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb (MSU) from 23 May - 8 June 2014  

LOCOMOTION Artists’ Moving Image Festival (London) Deadline 21 Feb 
"Two-day event (April 5/6) bringing together international artists at various stages of their careers into a series of screen-based programs" 

Young Curators Workshop at the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (24.5.–2.6.2014) Deadline: 28 February 2014.
10–12 international curators under the age of 35 selected for this workshop which "proposes a space of reflection about the exhibition as an active political space, open to negotiation and experimentation, be it by curators, artists, or the public"

Call for MFA, DFA & PhD applications, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland Deadline: contact school 
"Artists, Fine Art scholars, and Fine Art graduates interested in innovative artistic practice and research are encouraged to apply" 

Masters of Performance and Media Arts (MPMA) at AUT University, Auckland Deadline: open until all places filled
New course "provides an opportunity to expand the contexts of performance and media arts consciously and critically: to show how performance can intersect and transgress time-based forms of art and to ultimately widen our conceptions of art." Start date: 3 March 2014

Latest Commentary

On the system of atmospheric form: two films by Andrew de Freitas

Immediately you are drawn in by the mood of Andrew de Freitas’ films. It’s in the air so to speak; constructed through a musical score that compounds an orchestration of images sculpturally composed frame after frame. Taking from the vicissitudes of the everyday—incrementally shedding light on the Read More »


There is Time for Waking Slowly - Kim Pieters’ The Golden Fields

If you could plan it, you’d wake up to a film like this. Though you wouldn’t actually wake up at all; you’d stay for a long time in the yellow saturated half-light of an evening which sends the sun slanting across fields so flat that they weigh the sky down. Half awake, the horizon tilts, just Read More »


Seagulls Kipling: Megan Dunn interviews Yvonne Todd

Smoke exhales from a pair of matte pink pipes; a young woman sways against a white washed background, the soft caw of seagulls rising. Last year Yvonne Todd produced two hypnotic moving image works. Smoke Emitters debuted at Sydney Contemporary in September and Denim Seagull featured in Gentle Disco Read More »

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