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Newsletter January 2017

In this issue
  1. CIRCUIT Activity
  2. New Works Online
  3. Latest Commentary
CIRCUIT Activity

CIRCUIT is proud to announce that our 2017 curator-at-large is Mercedes Vicente. Currently based in London, Mercedes has recently completed her PhD on the work of Darcy Lange, and curated a recent screening of Lange's work for the Tate Modern. Mercedes will curate our 2017 Artist Cinema Commissions which will premiere in August in a screening at the Christchurch Art Gallery as part of our 2017 Artist Week/Symposium.

CIRCUIT is one of a dozen artist moving image distributors participating in combined screenings at the upcoming Rotterdam Film Festival 25 January-5 February. Peter Wareing's The edges of Dagenham (2016) premieres as part of Borderless and Joanna Margaret Paul's Jillian Dressing (1976) screens as part of Black and White. Our thanks to Peter van Hoof and the IFFR team for the invitation.

New Works Online

New Age (excerpt) - Gavin Hipkins

1 min 8 sec / Sound

Description: Single channel digital video and sound projection. Digital formats. 10 minutesExhibition Mode: Cinema and gallery projection (looped Watch »


Dola Duka - Dilohana Lekamge

3 min 38 sec / Sound

"According to Sri Lankan idiom, honeycomb is representative of the vagina and honey of menstrual blood. In this instance, these substances are used to Watch »


Cuts Both Ways Pt 1 - Rohan Wealleans

14 min 13 sec / Sound

Drawing on B-movie tropes of 'primitive' cultures, esoteric spiritual practice and sexploitation, Cuts Both Ways features a ritualistic summoning of a Watch »

More Works on Circuit »
Latest Commentary

gesturing ‘whatever’; Potentially Yours, The Coming Community

I found myself turning, quickly looking over my shoulder, then turning around again whilst viewing Los Angeles-based Martine Syms’ Notes on Gesture (2015). Its four channels played on four monitors, mounted onto slim black poles in a circular formation, before a corner of empurpled walls. In the Read More »


Pool Party, MEANWHILE, Wellington (30 November– 16 December 2016)

Hal Foster provides a useful account of the late ‘80s embrace of the abject as a turn from ‘the real understood as an effect of representation… to the real seen as an event of trauma’.(i) This shift from a preoccupation with the sign as a circulating object of discourse to an emphatic situated 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 »

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