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Newsletter October 2018

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

Wellington, it's your turn for Truth or Consequences. This Thursday 4 October, 6pm at City Gallery Wellington, CIRCUIT presents our 2018 programme of Artist Cinema Commissions featuring new work by Andrew de Freitas, Jeremy Leatinu’u, Vea Mafile`o, Janine Randerson, and Bridget Reweti. Curated by Canadian academic Erika Balsom, this programme asks; how can artists respond to a ‘post-truth era’ of humanitarian and ecological crisis? Admission free as part of City Gallery's Tuatara Open Late programme.

Thanks to all who participated The Time of the Now, the recent CIRCUIT Symposium / Artist Week in Auckland. It was a big week that was achieved in no small measure with the help of our friends at AUT, Govett Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, City Gallery, Audio Foundation and more. We will produce a follow up publication soon, more info tba.

Opening this Thursday on Masons Screen in Wellington is worth your while, an installation of two works by Elisabeth Pointon and Dilohana Lekamge which embrace methods of care and self care within the day to day working environments of work and home. Curated by guest Masons Screen curator Laura Duffy.

This past weekend CIRCUIT partnered with the Aperture Asia & Pacific Film Festival in London to present Mappings, a programme recent works by Bridget Reweti, Lucy Aukafolau, Layne Waerea, Gavin Hipkins, Jeremy Leatinu'u exploring migration and contact, followed by a conversation between Bridget Reweti and festival programmer Sonali Joshi.



New Works Online

The Race Marches Forward on the Feet of Little Children - Matilda Fraser

8 min 37 sec / Sound

An essay film which pairs original text from Truby King on plants, motherhood and health with images of nature and historical sites. The artist Watch »


I am without shame, i am ashamed (Garden of Purity) - Laura Duffy

3 min / Silent

One of seven videos from Garden of Purity, a public art exhibition of stills in the Wellington light boxes 31 August - 9 December 2018 and an online Watch »


Bursting Through - Jo Bragg

8 min 55 sec / Sound

"After spending three days in studio considering the production of new work, Bursting Through was activated by a preoccupation with light streaming in Watch »

More Works on Circuit »
Latest Commentary

Paul Johns, Look At the Crowd in Swimming (Nadene Milne Gallery, Christchurch, August 2018)

“With the best will in the world…” is of course the swooping beginning to the title of Martin Kippenberger’s iconoclastic work attacking the prohibition against the reproduction of the swastika in West-Germany, making it problematic, less for its iteration of identity politics, but rather for its Read More »


Artists in Conversation #6 - Vea Mafile'o & Jeremy Leatinu'u

Ahead of the premiere of Truth or Consequences, CIRCUIT’s 2018 programme of Artist Cinema Commissions, Vea Mafile`o and Jeremy Leatinu’u discuss responding to curator Erika Balsom’s brief which challenged the artists to consider personal and public ‘realities’. Read More »


CIRCUIT Cast Episode 72: An interview with Johan Grimonprez

“The terrorist spectacle accommodates a dirtier game underneath” - Johan Grimonprez. Read More »

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