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Newsletter October 2019

In this issue
  1. Activity Round-up
  2. New Works Online
  3. Latest Commentary
Activity Round-up

Thanks to all who came and participated in the first ever edition of AURA Festival of Artist Moving Images presented by CIRCUIT in Wellington 28 Sept-5 Oct. Comprised of screenings, installations, performances and a symposium, AURA 2019 reflected on ideas of home, shared values and personal space, with several projects responding to the suburb of Newtown. Explore the documentation online here.

Did you attend any AURA events? If so, we would be grateful if you could complete this 10 question survey. Your feedback will help to makes next years AURA even better, and is very valuable to our major sponsor, Creative New Zealand.

In other news; Personal Space, the CIRCUIT 2019 Artist Cinema Commissions will soon show as installations in Auckland and Christchurch. More info TBA. Now showing on Masons Screen is Breaking the Glass Ceiling (2018) by Jamie Berry, Pikihuia Haenga and Leala Faleseuga. On 14 November we present Rachel O'Neill's Not my autobiography?, the first of our three annual commissions of new work for Masons Screen.

Next week on 7 Nov, CIRCUIT partners with The Pyramid Club in Wellington to present visiting French artists Franck Vigroux & Antoine Schmitt performing Tempest, a synesthesic and abstract work with live electronics and live generative video. Tickets/Info.




New Works Online

Waiho, Retreat - Janine Randerson

3 min 19 sec / Sound

Description: Two channel digital video and audio installationExhibition mode: Single screen with double image. Synchronous. LoopedMedia details:  HD Watch »


Manual Of Arms - Kate Walker

5 min 23 sec / Sound

"Manual of Arms is a video project of a choreographed 'performance', that recalls a drill team routine or band auxiliary performance. Questions are Watch »


Backscatter interferometry, Piha Radar station, 20190131 - The observatory project

18 min 33 sec / Sound

Synopsis: Walk across uneven particulate matter, static, occasional radio stations (ground plane interference interferometry). Watch »

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Latest Commentary


Let’s start with what refraction is not. Refraction is not simply a reflection of what we want to be. We only need look at Baudrillard’s paroxysm of despair when facing the simulacrum of Disneyland to see where reflection ultimately ends. Or turn instead to Ruth Buchanan’s stuttering “I”s in her Read More »


Two installations by Joyce Campbell at the Adam Art Gallery, 27 July to 20 October 2019

On one version of the story, photography could finally be born only with the convergence of two very different disciplines—optics and chemistry. If the optics was fairly well established in camerae obscurae and diagrams of the eye, the chemistry was (as might be expected) messier, and more Read More »


The Vision of Participatory Parity: a conversation between Cushla Donaldson and David Hall

Cushla Donaldson (CD): Kia ora koutou. My name’s Cushla Donaldson. This is David Hall. I would first like to acknowledge the Tangata Whenua of Tāmaki Makaurau. So, I think we’ll just introduce the work first. This piece of work is called 501s. It was played at the Melbourne Art Fair. It was made in Read More »

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