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Newsletter October 2015

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

A fantastic screening of Joanna Margaret Paul: I am a open window at the London Film Festival on 18 October. Much discussion about the history of women in experimental film, and even a few tears. Read what Frieze had to say here. Thanks to our old pals LUX, the BFI and the festival.

On 10 October Seung Yul Oh re-presented OgoGago at Te Uru. First commissioned by City Gallery Wellington in 2014, OgoGago is a series of works from CIRCUIT's collection exploring “failure, instant and the fly in the ointment”. For this iteration Seung Yul added work by Dick Whyte, Niamh Peren, Steve Carr and Miranda Parkes. 

On now at Tauranga Art Gallery until 16 January is Everyday Things, a selection of artist video finding revelation in the ordinary. Featuring Angela Tiatia, Seung Yul Oh, Steve Carr, Layne Waerea, Kate Woods, Daniel von Sturmer. 

New Works Online

Under My Breath - Miranda Bellamy

5 min 55 sec / Sound

Exhibited as a single channel work, Under My Breath presents a stoic response to the imminent threat of environmental uprising. Watch »


Uncertain Propositions - Jim Allen

31 min 39 sec / Sound

In Uncertain Propositions (2011/2014) Jim Allen speaks a series of cut up phrases extracted from early European texts. On screen a series of still Watch »


ATM DVD - Miranda Parkes

14 sec / Sound

ATM DVD shows the splintered screen of a roadside ATM and an animated woman smiling and moving behind it. Watch »

More Works on Circuit »
Upcoming CIRCUIT Activity

Publication launch: The Brain
Sunday 1 November 3pm, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland 
Featuring essays by Ron Sadan and Christina Read and design by Narrow Gauge from split/fountain, The Brain accompanies the exhibition of the same name. Curated by Christina Read and commissioned by CIRCUIT in partnership with Te Uru with support from Creative New Zealand. 

Screening: Through a Different Lens/Film Work by Joanna Margaret Paul 
Saturday 21 November 7.30pm, Wellington, Irish Society Hall, Fifeshire Ave, Wellington. Curated by Peter Todd. Presented by CIRCUIT in association with Old Hall Gigs.

Screening: Six Artists respond to the poetry of Joanna Paul
Thursday 26 November 6.30pm, Wellington, Lighthouse Cinema, Wellington. Curated by Solomon Nagler and Mark Williams. Presented by CIRCUIT in association with the Adam Art Gallery and Fragments of a World: Artists Working in Film and Photography 1973–1987.
Latest Commentary

The Shadow of the Dome of Pleasure (4 Sept -10 Oct 2015) Artspace, Auckland

The stairs leading up to Artspace were clogged. The mix of artists, curators, students, and writers formed a line leading from the closed gallery door to the entrance on Karangahape Road; such was the anticipation for The Shadow of the Dome of Pleasure, curated by Artspace assistant curator, Henry Read More »


The Abode of Indifference

The donkey’s name is Chester.(1) His head and eyes are inexplicably forlorn. He blinks, long lashes. Shannon Te Ao stands beside Chester. They are almost the same height. Te Ao is dressed in a black T-shirt, his face tilted downwards, he reads; “…strong is the urge within you to arise and go forth…” Read More »


CIRCUIT CAST Episode 33: Digital timelines - an interview with Jae Hoon Lee

On the phone from Sydney, Jae Hoon Lee talks to Mark Amery about showing his work in a hotel at the Spring 1883 art fair, how his practice draws on Eastern spiritual philosophy and his recent residency at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.  Read More »

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