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Newsletter February 2017

In this issue
  1. Artist Opportunities
  2. New Works
  3. CIRCUIT Activity
  4. Latest Commentary
Artist Opportunities

CALL FOR INTEREST: The CIRCUIT Critical Forum is a monthly discussion group for artists with a working relationship to the moving image. The Forum is an opportunity to talk about ideas and practice in a mutually supportive environment and in dialogue with CIRCUIT. Attendance is for artists with an active and current practice who are no longer in education.

Interested artists are invited to public meetings next week at the Physics Room in Christchurch, 6.30pm, Wednesday 22 February and the Adam Art Gallery in Wellington, 6pm, Thursday 23 February. CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams will outline the structure of the meetings and answer any questions. Pre-register interest to <>.

A call for the Auckland group, which is presented in association with our friends ARTSPACE will circulate shortly.

New Works

The Rising Gale (trailer) - Murray Hewitt

2 min 42 sec / Sound

Trailer for The Rising Gale, which screened at five bore and river sites across the Hutt Valley from 25 February to 4 March 2017, as part of the Watch »


Poverty vaccinated you face - Samuel Ostermann

3 min 4 sec / Sound

"Collected still pictures and video follow a structural question intending to place the audience in a state of insecurity. The unnamed protagonists Watch »

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CIRCUIT Activity

This is not film-making. Artists work for cinema screens at Christchurch City Art Gallery 7.30pm Weds 22 February. Featuring five new works by New Zealand artists Gavin Hipkins, Juliet Carpenter and Gregory Kan, Daniel Malone, Louise Menzies and Nathan Gray (AU), this project invited each artist to make a single channel work up to ten minutes in length in response to the writings of the late New Zealand conceptual artist Julian Dashper (1960-2009).

Commissioned by CIRCUIT and curated by George Clark (UK), the screening will be introduced by CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams. Two further screenings will be presented at CCAG on the weekend of 25/26 February at 3pm. See social media for details.

Chris Ulutupu's Ladies (2016) shows on Masons Screen, Wellington's 24 hour public art video screen until 23 February. The next exhibiting artist is Hugh Chesterman. Our thanks to the Wellington City Council public art team for their continued support.

Latest Commentary

CIRCUIT Cast Episode 57: Trust Us Contemporary Art Trust

Do you make art? What does it smell like? Does it fit in a paddling pool? Our first pod of 2017 sees Mark Amery in conversation with RIFF RAFF aka Li-Ming Hu and Daphne Simons, who discuss their Enjoy Gallery summer residency and forthcoming Telethon, which seeks to amass a 'stupendously large' Read More »


Summer Reading Series #1: Pre-histories of Artist Moving Image - PALeo Neo Video

PALeo Neo Video - Chapters from the history of video art in New Zealand 1970-1990s was a 1999 survey of New Zealand Video Art installed at the New Zealand Film Archive (now Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision) and various inner city locations in Wellington. Curated by Lawrence McDonald, the show presented Read More »


Summer Reading Series #2: Lucy Aukafolau's Invisible Territories

Lucy Aukafolau's Invisible Territories was one of 12 works included in Trans-Pacific Transmissions: Video Art Across the Pacific at the Art Gallery of Victoria, British Columbia 4 June-4 September 2016. These notes by Mark Williams were originally commissioned for the accompanying catalogue and look Read More »

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