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Newsletter January 2019

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

Congratulations to Jeremy Leatinu'u, Vea Mafile'o and Bridget Reweti, whose 2018 CIRCUIT Artist Cinema Commissions each have international premieres at film festivals in Germany and Holland over January/February. Vea’s Toa'ipuapuagā Strength in Suffering and Jeremy’s Kei o te waka ki te ihu o te waka both show at the Berlin Film Festival in February, while Bridget’s Ziarah screened this past weekend at the Rotterdam Film Festival as part of the Distributors showcase Footprints.

All three works were originally commissioned as part of Truth or Consequences, a programme developed in 2018 by our guest curator, Dr. Erika Balsom. For screening and exhibition enquires contact <>.

The third of our Masons Screen commissions for 2018, Miranda Bellamy's Drip, release, in complete memory (2018) is now showing until 13 February. “Female associated behaviours are internalised at a much younger age for cis women than they are for a trans woman, this works speaks to the process of learning that I am currently within.” - MB.

New Works Online

A Guide To: Effective Implementation of Self-service - Elisabeth Pointon

3 min 2 sec / Sound

A waving car yard air-dancer named Crystal in a car sales yard is paired with an adapted family meditation. Watch »


Pleasure Doing Business With You - Elisabeth Pointon

28 min 17 sec / Sound

Made in collaboration with Dr. Gwyn Easterbrook-Smith for Human Resources, an exhibition by Pointon and Easterbrook-Smith, Meanwhile Gallery, 2018.  Watch »


Freighter Arrives in Auckland - Martin Rumsby

12 min 25 sec / Sound

"Filmmaking is a way of living in the world, amongst other people - who complete you as a human being." - MR For David Rimmer.  Watch »

More Works on Circuit »
Latest Commentary

Summer Reading Series 2018 #1: Oscar Enberg's Red Beryl

Red Beryl opens with a shot of hill mounds. Like a large mole settlement. Only its preternaturally lunar. It’s ghostly even. It sets the stage as both out-back and as a pause in history. These mounds are the by-product of the opal mining boom of Cooper Pedy, a small Australian mining settlement Read More »


Summer Reading Series 2018 #2: Gray Nicol's Voodoo Dog

“I very much wanted to make this an intimate situation where we can ignore any distractions and get a little closer. It’s so confusing sometimes. So much is happening or has happened. I feel the need to clear the air. Get it all off my chest. Show you all who I really am. Communication is such a Read More »


Summer Reading Series 2018 #3: Solidarity Through Distance: Radical Imagination in the work of Ahilapalapa Rands

The sound of a bellowing Hawaiian Ipu drum beat calls across the floor of Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art. Turning a corner, you suddenly encounter a shimmering, hanging curtain of deep blue, aqua and silver tinsel. Looking adjacent reveals projected images of animated satellites. They jump, leap Read More »

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