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Newsletter June 2020

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

This newsletter we're announcing one new commission, one residency and a call for proposals;

Commissioned by CIRCUIT and Wellington City Council in celebration of Matariki, Kōhatu Tipua (Supernatural Stones) is a new work by Tanya Te Miringa Te Rorarangi Ruka (Ngati Pakau, Ngapuhi). Exhibited from 1-29 July on Masons Screen, Wellington Kōhatu Tipua is the first of an annual Matariki commission series for this busy public art space.

Come work with us! The CIRCUIT Pasifika Residency is a 14 week full time position based in Wellington. This residency will support a Pasifika practitioner to deliver a range of online outcomes which increase the visibility of Pasifika artists working in the moving image. The resident will also be part of the production team producing this years CIRCUIT Symposium. We are looking for a motivated individual with a passion for Pasifika arts and artists' moving image. Deadline 8 July, more details here. With support from Creative New Zealand.

CIRCUIT and Wellington City Council are now accepting proposals for three new commissions ($600 each) for Wellington's Masons Screen. The 2020 commissions will be shown on Masons Screen for a month each from November 2020 - January 2021. CIRCUIT will also commission an essay on the three works, to be published on the CIRCUIT website in 2021. Deadline 13 July, more details here.


New Works Online

Come for a Walk - Tanya Te Miringa Te Rorarangi Ruka

5 min 31 sec / Sound

"A dawn karakia with Whaea Jane Mihingarangi Ruka Ngatipakau, Ngapuhi, Waitaha. On 23rd March 2020 just days before the level 4 lockdown was announced Watch »


Drip, release, in complete memory - Miranda Bellamy

4 min 22 sec / Sound

"Drip, release, in complete memory focuses on an adorned feminine hand as it delicately moves around the rim of a wine glass, creating and Watch »


Horohoro (documentation) - Robert George

3 min 5 sec / Silent

Horohoro is a five-screen installation featuring images of Horohoro, a rural farming community 15 kilometres south-west of Rotorua, New Zealand. Watch »

More Works on Circuit »
Latest Commentary

On The Verge: Ronnie van Hout’s 'Ghosting' (Ivan Anthony 4 March - 4 April 2020)

"The doppelgänger is simultaneously subject and object; it is an enactment of the mirror stage of subject formation on one hand, and on the other hand it is the embodiment of the return of the repressed, the materialization of the constitutive excess of modern subjectivity".(i) Read More »


I’m on a Dreamliner: Pillows by Sonya Lacey (Paludal, Christchurch 20 March – 3 April 2020)

There are two kinds of sleeping— to lapse into cool night hours, a patron of one’s own Circadian rhythm, and the second kind, snatched and heady. Sonya Lacey’s Pillows at Paludal, Ōtautahi, is balanced between. Its premise is falling asleep conspicuously, in someplace undesigned for rest. But Lacey Read More »



We typically think of duration as something we endure. It is a period of time in which something occurs. Or a period of time in which we undertake something. It sounds physical, it sounds spatial. It is a kind of arrangement of time and space. A spacio-temporal condition. At its simplest, duration Read More »

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