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Newsletter June 2019

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

Call for Proposals: Three commissions of $500 are available for Wellington's Masons Screen, to be shown Nov 2019-Feb 2020. According to a 1913 letter to the Dominion newspaper, 'Mason’s Steps' were named after a blacksmith’s shop at the back of the sit which was "nothing more than a rough track through the manuka scrub”. In 2019, the Lane is a passageway between the nodes of shopping, government or transport. Please send a proposal of up to 300 words, an artist bio and hyperlinks to examples of previous work to Mark Williams <>. More info here. On Masons Screen now until 17 July is Clinton Watkins' Feedback (2010), a symbolic comment on technological progression and the resulting waste.

New on the website this month are two essay series. Commissioned by CIRCUIT and Toi Māori Aotearoa - Māori Arts New Zealand, Uiuinga is a four-part conversation series between artist/curator Bridget Reweti and four Māori artists who have worked in the moving image between 1975 and the present. Already published, Robert Jahnke, Lisa Reihana and Rachael Rakena, coming soon, Shannon Te Ao. Beginning this month is Adaption and adoption; absorption, refraction and duration in contemporary practices, an essay series by Hamish Win exploring how key moving-image concepts all arise in other formats.  The first essay examines Sam Rountree Williams’ recent use of “cinematic absorption to invoke in painting a temporality without end”.

Continuing at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery until 21 July is Peter Wareing's Suspended Agency, a 300 minute installation examing individual and collective numbness in the face of increasing political and economic insecurity. Listen to a podcast discussion between Wareing and the shows curator, CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams.

New Works Online

title (to be specified) 04_12_2017 - Ziggy Lever

1 min 19 sec / Sound

Description: Digital video and sound, 01:19 minsExhibition Mode: Large projection. Continuous loop.Media details: 4k digital file. Ratio: 16:9. Stereo Watch »


I like this queer scene but i've slept with both of them  - Neihana Gordon-Stables

1 min 32 sec / Sound

"A first episode in the three part series QUEER PRAXIS, I like this queer scene but i've slept with both of them encourages us to imagine what we Watch »


Star Crossed - Lara Lindsay-Parker

1 min 12 sec / Silent

"On October 13th, 1819, John Keats writes a love letter to Fanny Brawne. 2017 edition. The fruits of a “famous love letters” Google search play Watch »

More Works on Circuit »
Latest Commentary

Uiuinga #2: a conversation with Lisa Reihana

Lisa Reihana (Ngāpuhi, Ngati Hine, Ngāi Tu) is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most prominent artists, with an internationally-recognised practice that spans installation, photography and moving image. I first became aware of Lisa's work studying photography at high school, and learnt more about Lisa Read More »


CIRCUIT Cast Episode 77: New strategies for Auckland Galleries

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Cinematic absorption in Sam Rountree Williams’ recent paintings

We tend to think of moving image based work as privileging a time based materialism. That is, there is a constant precise metronome running through moving-image work, not only in how you experience it, but also what kind of registers or capacities the work might invoke or respond to. This makes it Read More »

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