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Newsletter October 2014

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

Images Festival (Canada) Deadline 17 October
Images is now accepting entries for the ON SCREEN FILM + VIDEO section of the festival, which includes both feature length and short film and video that screen in a cinema.

MONO NO AWARE VIII (USA) Deadline 31 October
Strictly analogue-based artist film festival, “Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm or altered light projections as part of a sculpture, installation, dance, or expanded cinema performance”

Asia New Zealand Museums and Gallery Award 2015 Deadline 31 October
Up to $10,000 for an individual or organisation working in the museum and gallery sector towards professional development opportunities with Asia 

Creative New Zealand Quick Response Grants Deadline 31 October
“...a great place to start if you are new to Creative New Zealand Funding.” $7500.00

Creative New Zealand Toi tipu Toi rea – emerging Māori artist grant Deadline 31 October
"supporting Māori artists or practitioners seeking to undertake a project at an early stage of their career". Up to four grants of up to $7,500 available 

New Works

HADHAD - Sean Grattan

41 min 21 sec / Sound

This work is discussed by the artist on CIRCUIT Cast 88This work is also discussed in an essay by Martin Patrick, 2015. "Ostensibly a horror movie, Watch »


Desert Tomb (Atacama) - Phil Dadson

20 min 39 sec / Sound

"The gravity of reality, grave of dreams. Shot in Atacama, Chile. Next to the Dry Valleys of Antarctica, one of the driest places on the planet. Watch »


seven fires - Campbell Patterson

22 min 53 sec / Sound

In an action repeated throughout the video, Patterson fills the bowl of a public toilet with toilet paper. He then lights the tissue paper, letting it Watch »

More Works on Circuit »
CIRCUIT Activities

You're invited to attend ... CIRCUIT CAST live! Yes, it’s our regular podcast but in front of a live studio audience. Thursday 2 October, 5.30pm at City Gallery Wellington join host Mark Amery & guests Thomasin Sleigh and Martin Patrick as they critique William Kentridge's The Refusal of Time. Entry is free but we recommend getting a seat early. CIRCUIT CAST Live! is presented as part of the City Gallery’s extravaganza Tuatara Open Late

In December CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams will present a paper at Comparing Experimental Cinemas, a conference in Bangalore, India which aims "to map histories and modes of artists’ moving image experimentation across localities in Asia and beyond... ” The invitation is courtesy of 2014 symposium guest Dr May Adadol Ingawanij. CIRCUIT’s attendance at CEC has been made possible with the support of the Asia New Zealand Foundation. 

Locating the Practice: Exhibiting Artists’ Moving Image took place at Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland on 15-16 August. Our thanks to all the speakers who came variously from London, Palmerston North, Melbourne, Auckland, New Plymouth and Wellington, all the attendees, our sponsors Creative New Zealand and the British Council, and extra thanks to our co-presenters Elam School of Fine Arts. For those that missed it, see the recent photoblog.

Prior to the symposium in August we screened the latest iteration of The Artists Cinema, at AUT, Auckland and at Hamilton's SPARK Festival, where at 11am on a Monday morning 150 people gathered to watch works by Sorawit Songsataya, Ronnie Van Hout, Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Karin Hofko, Tahi Moore, Miranda Parkes and Gavin Hipkins. More on SPARK/Hipkins in the most recent podcast.

Latest Commentary

Locating the Practice: recapping the 2014 CIRCUIT symposium in pictures

With guests from around the world and across New Zealand, the recent CIRCUIT symposium Locating the Practice: Exhibiting Artists' Moving Image was our marquee event for 2014. Below a quick round up of the presentations, shot in trademark low-light known to moving image-lovers everywhere. Read More »


CIRCUIT CAST Episode 14: Gavin Hipkins, Kim Paton, SPARK Festival

In this podcast our panel dissect Gavin Hipkins’ feature film adaptation of Samuel Butler’s 1872 novel Erewhon, asking what message Butler and Hipkins have for us in 2014? In Part 2 we talk to RAMP Gallery Director Kim Paton about the vibrant SPARK media arts festival in Hamilton. Read More »


Phil Dadson: Parallel Harmonies (Trish Clark Gallery Auckland 27 June – 25 July 2014) review by Lance Pearce

"an even hand is a smothered tone" – Sam Sampson Read More »

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