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Newsletter November 2014

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

Kino de Kunst, Munich, Germany. Deadline: 15 November
“Films by visual artists who take cinema beyond its traditional boundaries and explore new narrative fictitious forms…designed to be an exhibition and a film festival in one”

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland. Deadline: 30 November  
Festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image, and node for artists’ filmmaking residencies 

New Works Online

Plenty of performance-to-camera works added this past month, and just in time for Halloween, Eddie Clemens' Wes Craven Marina


Wes Craven Marina - Eddie Clemens

10 min 27 sec

Description: Mixed media installation (see below for complete elements) Media: Hot-dip galvanized mild metal (custom made), printed vinyl, opal Watch »


Shave - Gray Nicol

9 min 53 sec / Sound

This work is discussed in an essay by Mark Amery, 2019.   Watch »

More Works on Circuit »
CIRCUIT Activities

WEBSITE: After 18 months of asking artists to self-describe their work, we now have 60 searchable search terms which offer broad groupings of works onsite. The aim is to provide a useful basis for curatorial research. More detail can be found in the synopses. We have also recently added a wealth of installation shots, to convey the site, scale and mixed media contexts which often activate these works. This work by Sandy Gibbs is an example. As always we welcome any feedback about the site and how it works.

CURATORIAL: Jim Allen's News is an exhibtion now at RAMP Gallery, Hamilton, curated by CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams as part of a recent research fellowship at Wintec. Featuring video, photography and text, the installation includes three new works performed to camera by Mark Harvey, all of which respond to Jim Allen's 1976 performance piece News. The installation continues Allen's critical response to issues surrounding performance and documentation. Don't miss Jim performing another 1976 work, On Planting a Native, at Michael Lett Gallery, 6pm Wednesday 19 November.  

STAFF: Annie MacKenzie recently completed her internship at CIRCUIT, our thanks to Annie for her work on the installation shots and tags. Wellington-based performance artist Callum Devlin is our technical intern and over the past few months has provided invaluable back-of-house support, including editing the recent podcast interview with Adnan Yildiz.

Latest Commentary

CIRCUIT CAST Episode 16: an interview with Adnan Yildiz

In this CIRCUIT podcast we take a break from our usual three-act format to interview Adnan Yıldız, incoming director of Artspace Auckland. Adnan talks about research, collaboration and his vision for Artspace. Additional comments from acting Artspace Director Anna Gardner. Your interviewer as always Read More »


The Lightness of Being: Mark Amery on John Ward Knox (Robert Heald Gallery 24 September-25 October 2014)

“Oftentimes at twilight I find myself seated at a bus-stop awaiting carriage home. I generally frequent the same stop, where the seats are placed generously to afford a view of the city, though not from any great distance… Across the broad street from my position buildings rise – teeth, battlements Read More »


CIRCUIT CAST Episode 15: William Kentridge, Simon Denny, Gloria Knight

In this months CIRCUIT Cast; William Kentridge’s The Refusal of Time is discussed in front of a live audience at City Gallery Wellington by host Mark Amery, panellists Thomasin Sleigh and Martin Patrick and an audience member; in part 2 we talk to Simon Denny mid-install for The Personal Effects of Read More »

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