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Newsletter February 2021

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

In this first CIRCUIT newsletter for 2021 we'd like to welcome everyone back to another exciting year. To our friends based internationally, we hope you are keeping safe and secure. If you're reading this from Aotearoa, we hope you can join us to celebrate the opening of these upcoming projects;

Opening 5.30pm, Monday 1 March, The Arts Centre, Christchurch - Sovereign Pacific / Pacific Sovereigns, CIRCUIT’s 2020 Artist Cinema Commissions featuring new work for cinema by Rangituhia Hollis, Ana Iti, Alex Monteith, Sione Monu and Gary-Ross Pastrana (Phillipines). Curated by David Teh (Singapore).

Opening 5.30pm, Friday 5 March, The Audio Foundation, Auckland - Whakapapa/Algorithms a collection of multi-media work by Jamie Berry, reflecting the artists past, present and future through her DNA and whakapapa. This installation builds on Jamie’s live performance commissioned by CIRCUIT in 2020 for The Sound of Seeing.

Now showing on Wellington public art space Masons Screen, Annie Bradley's The Sea in Us (2021). A dancers response to the contours and vistas surrounding the iconic Athfield House. Commissioned by CIRCUIT and Wellington City Council.

New Works Online

Kohatu Tipua (Supernatural Stones) - Tanya Te Miringa Te Rorarangi Ruka

2 min 54 sec

Shot at Otakamiro Point, Maukatia Bay, Motutara Island and Muriwai, Kōhatu Tipua combines images of seabird migration with digital weaving and Watch »


The material thing is vibrating into the emptiness - Edwina Stevens

24 min 12 sec / Sound

"In this work phenomena of light, materiality, and time intersect. Winter light filtered through a Eucalyptus tree is refracted through a warped 100 Watch »


QOTRL (Queen of the Rainbow Leis) - Daniel Sanders

4 min 24 sec / Sound

DANIEL JOHN CORBETT SANDERS (b.1994) is a Taranaki Pākehā multidisciplinary artist and independent curator. He studied at Elam School of Fine Arts, Watch »

More Works on Circuit »
Latest Commentary

Popular Glory: Contemporary Queerness & the Moving Image - Episode 3: Daniel Sanders & Neihana Gordon-Stables

In the third part of our podcast series Popular Glory: Contemporary Queerness and the Moving Image, host Robbie Handcock speaks to Neihana Gordon-Stables and Daniel John Corbett Sanders. On this pod they discuss using humour to offset the media focus on queer tragedy; queer generational disconnect; Read More »


A culture of light - Tyler Jackson’s LIGHT-HAUS, play_station, Wellington (27 Nov-12 Dec 2020)

The discovery of a metal prism, three metres tall and made (it was assumed) of either stainless steel or aluminium, in late 2020 in a red sandstone slot canyon in Utah, did very little for the imagination, as it turned out. Whatever the intentions of its maker, the 'mystery' that might have been Read More »


James Charlton - Mobilise

As we welcome James Charlton to CIRCUIT, we present this catalogue essay by Mark Williams on Charlton's 2020 installation THROWN. Originally commissioned by Te Uru, the essay explores the resonance of Charlton's recent work in a time of environmental breakdown and artificial intellingence. The essay Read More »

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