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Newsletter May 2016

In this issue
  1. Activity Round-up
  2. New Works
  3. Latest Commentary
Activity Round-up
SCREENINGS CIRCUIT was proud to present a screening of works at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, the worlds most prestigious crossover of the film and art worlds. It was a great success with works being shown by Mike Heynes, Peter Wareing, Hye Rim lee, Sonya Lacey, Dirk de Bruyn, Martin Rumsby and Lisa Reihana. We also snuck into the sold out premiere of Gavin Hipkin’s New Age. CRITICAL FORUM The call is out for Wellington based artists’ working in the moving image to join our Critical Forum. Presented in association with the Adam Art Gallery, this monthly discussion group will meet on the first Tuesday of every month to talk about ideas and practice in a mutually supportive environment and in dialogue with CIRCUIT. To find out more about joining the group, please email Mark Williams <>. MASONS SCREEN And finally, proposals are now closed for Mason’s Screen, Wellington’s newest public art space. Thanks to everyone who applied, successful proposals announced soon.
New Works

New Age (excerpt) - Gavin Hipkins

1 min 8 sec / Sound

Description: Single channel digital video and sound projection. Digital formats. 10 minutesExhibition Mode: Cinema and gallery projection (looped Watch »


John Cage - 4'33" [May '68 Comeback Special Edition] - Dick Whyte

6 min / Sound

John Cage's 4' 33'' (1952) is a musical composition which asks the performers not to play their instrument during the entire duration of the piece Watch »



9 min 10 sec / Sound

“The Gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had Watch »

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Latest Commentary

Bullet Time (City Gallery Wellington 25 March – 10 July 2016)

Bullet Time is, on the first glance, an exhibition about technology and time, about the camera’s ability reveal what is invisible in the blur of the world flashing past us: the feet of a galloping horse, the speeding bullet and the things it impacts. Eadweard Muybridge, who first showed us those Read More »


CIRCUIT CAST Episode 42: An interview with Clinton Watkins

We have a reality, do we really need another one? On the occasion of his installation lowercase at Starkwhite Gallery, Clinton Watkins discusses the real, the virtual and spinning skulls. Hosted by Mark Amery.  Read More »


CIRCUIT CAST Episode 43: Auckland Art Fair

Auckland Art fair returns, so what's new this year? With dozens of exhibitors representing over 200 artists from New Zealand and abroad, the 2016 Auckland Art Fair is an ambitious re-invention. Host Mark Amery chatted with co-director Stephanie Post in the lead up to the first fair in three years.  Read More »

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