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Newsletter March 2018

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

This past month we launched a new 2018 podcast series Artists in Conversation, which presents long form discussion between artists and a collaborator or peer, moderated by host Mark Amery. We're very pleased with the results which delve into much deeper questions around practice. Hear Phil Dadson with Sean Kerr, and Sorawit Songsataya with Bridget Riggir-Cuddy.

On Wellington's public art video space Masons Lane right now is Christina Read's The Brain My Brain (2016). Read Thomasin Sleigh's essay on the three commissions for 2017/18, and how they addressed questions of art in the public sphere. Artists are welcome to submit exisiting works for 2018 programme. See details here.

The remarkable surge of interest in Joanna Margaret Paul continues with a recent screening of Through a Different Lens / Film Work by Joanna Margaret Paul at The Cinema Museum, London and the inclusion of two works in Marian Evans' group show This Joyous, Chaotic Place: He Waiata Tangi–ā–Tahu (2018) now on at Mokopōpaki Gallery, Auckland until 14 April.

Upcoming; In May we are presenting numerous activities in Europe. On 3 May at Whitechapel Gallery, London we present the international premiere of Thick Cinema, our 2017 programme of Artist Cinema Commissions, which features new work by Fiona Amundsen, John Di Stefano, Sam Hamilton, Kim Pieters, Joyce Campbell. Curated by Mercedes Vicente, the programme will be followed by a discussion between Vicente, CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams and our 2017 curator-at-large George Clark.

New Works Online

Wounded Knee and Custer Battlefield - Martin Rumsby

2 min 47 sec / Sound

"Visit to Wounded Knee monument on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, USA, other footage was also shot at the Custer Battlefield, Watch »


Time Capsule - Daegan Wells

2 min 19 sec / Sound

One of two video works from the mixed-media installation A Gathering Distrust (2018). See installation shots below and the second video work here.  Watch »


Hardening - Aliyah Winter

4 min 19 sec / Sound

"Hardening is a work responding to Dr. Von Danneville, a carer at the Lahmann Health Home, who suffered a nervous breakdown after internment on Matiu Watch »

More Works on Circuit »
Latest Commentary

CIRCUIT Cast: Artists In Conversation #1 - Phil Dadson and Sean Kerr

"It doesn't matter if you're in a bloody gallery or not as long as you're making stuff" - Phil Dadson. In the first episode of our new long-form podcast series Artists In Conversation, we present a discussion between Phil Dadson and Sean Kerr. Topics covered include intermedia practice in New Zeal Read More »


The 24 hours plan: 3 commissions for Masons Screen

The public. What do they want and where are they going? If they’re walking down Mason’s Lane, the concrete alleyway and stairwell that links the Terrace with Lambton Quay, they’re probably going to a meeting, or to lunch, or to pick up a skirt from the drycleaner. The north end of Wellington’s CBD Read More »


CIRCUIT Cast: Artists In Conversation #2 - Sorawit Songsataya and Bridget Riggir-Cuddy

“I would like to see thinking understood as a materiality.” - Bridget Riggir-Cuddy Read More »

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