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Newsletter May 2014

In this issue
  1. Calls / Opportunities
  2. New Works
  3. CIRCUIT Activities
  4. Latest Commentary
Calls / Opportunities

VIDEOHOLICA International Video Art Festival (Varna, Bulgaria) Deadline: 1 June 
In it's 7th year "we are searching for poetic, abstract, ironic, conditional, metaphoric and literal comments on the moving image, committed to decompose the audio-visual and conceptual matrix of the figure 7."

Urban Dream Brokerage (Wellington) Deadline: 13 June 
Invitation to pitch for artistic use of vacant retail space in Wellington

The 10th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (Berwick-on-tweed, UK) Deadline 16 June
Works submitted "should explore themes of cultural heritage, changing identities from individual to societal and cultural, travel and migration, and the crossing of boundaries." 

VIDEONALE 2015 (Bonn, Germany) Deadline: 23 June
This years call asks "Which emotional, aesthetic, social and political conditions can nowadays be associated with “the Wild”? 

New Works

Slap - Darcell Apelu

3 min 24 sec

"Some of my family members did not approve of my tattoos and I wanted to reflect the huge amount of disapproval that comes within families and the Watch »


Books I’d like to read - Christina Read

9 mins 45 / Sound

"I made this scrolling book list video in 2005; it was a list of books I wanted to read (still do)" - CR  Watch »

More Works on Circuit »
CIRCUIT Activities

OgaGago (City Gallery Wellington 5 June)
Curated by artist Seung Yul Oh, OgoGago (English translation; 'comes and goes') is a screening of selected video from CIRCUIT's online collection and associated artists. Commissioned by CIRCUIT as part of an ongoing series based around the theme of The Artist as Curator, OgoGago is presented by CIRCUIT and City Gallery Wellington in association with the Seung Yul Oh survey exhibition MOAMOA: A Decade at City Gallery Wellington. Seung Yul Oh describes the works he has chosen for OgoGago as “... doodling on a new piece of paper, meshing different times of memory”. Artists include Clinton Watkins, Daniel Von Sturmer, Gemma Syme, Daif King James Oram, Lucien Rizos, Sonya Lacey and Christina Read. With the possibility of expanding the project in future, Oh has also included a recent work by Korean artist Tae Yoon Kim. 


CIRCUIT symposium - Locating the Practice: Exhibiting Artists’ Moving Image (Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland 15-16 August)
In association with Elam School of Fine Arts CIRCUIT presents it's 2nd annual symposium; Locating the Practice: Exhibiting Artists’ Moving Image. Led by curator George Clark (Assistant Curator, Tate Modern, UK) Locating the Practice presents a number of local and international exhibition case studies which are broken down and rebuilt to examine strategies in curating artists’ moving image. A number of artists works will be screened which critically examine the role of the museum/gallery, the culture of object fetishism and what happens when cultural production is sited out of context. Working from the point of view of the artist, Locating the Practice asks; how is an artists’ practice best sited? How has this played out in historical and contemporary practice? George Clark recently curated the Tate programme Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists Film and Video in Britain 2008-2013. Details of local speakers, screenings and events will be announced shortly.

Latest Commentary

Walk into the room currently housing Campaign Furniture at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, and the viewer will immediately notice the installation’s resemblance to a commercial showroom. The exhibition, which was curated by Henry Davidson, features work from three young artists: Juliet Carpenter, Read More »


Viviane Sassen: Lexicon (City Gallery Wellington 22 March - 15 June 2014)

White people and their gaze! White people looking at black people, making them pose; white people making black people into mere bodies and objects for their aesthetic enjoyment. Is that what is going on with Viviane Sassen: Lexicon? Sassen’s photographs, taken in some indeterminate part of Africa, Read More »


CIRCUIT CAST Episode 10: Simon Starling, Maldives Exodus Caravan Show, Samin Son

This month’s CIRCUIT CAST is on the road; from Wellington Martin Patrick, Thomasin Sleigh and Mark Amery discuss Simon Starling’s In Speculuum, in Auckland Te Tuhi Director James McCarthy talks about his new job as Van Driver/Wrestler for the Maldives Exodus Caravan Show; while in Dunedin Read More »

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