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Newsletter September 2020

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

Sovereign Pacific / Pacific Sovereigns is the title of this years CIRCUIT Symposium and Artist Cinema Commissions. Presented at Pataka, Porirua on 23/24 October, both events are curated by Singapore-based curator and academic David Teh. Keynote speaker for the Symposium is Dr. Carl Mika. Next week we'll send out a full newsletter with information and registration details. Stay tuned!

(ex)CLAIM is an interview series by Israel Randell in which she meets practitioners from Aotearoa whose work seeks to correct imbalances in our bi-cultural histories. In interview one, Suzanne Tamaki discusses a new suite of works made in response to Black Lives Matter.

In the latest installment of our podcast series Popular Glory: Contemporary Queerness and the Moving Image, Robbie Handcock meets Aliyah Winter and Laura Duffy. On CIRCUIT TV, watch Laura's epic video The Warm Illumination of a Horizon (2020), a work dedicated to those who have passed of AIDS-related illnesses.

EXPERIMENT 120 is a programme of experimental films for children showing in Nantes, France this Oct/Nov. CIRCUIT was invited to co-programme, and we're delighted that Jill Kennedy, Kate Woods and Denise Batchelor will show alongside international artists including Woody Vasulka, Sabrina Ratté and Norman McLaren.

On Masons Screen in Wellington this month, Brydee Rood's Everything Rises (2020), a meditation on climate change and seasonal shift.

New Works Online

Speaking without words - Aliyah Winter

1 min 22 sec / Sound

"Using both pro- and anti-transgender language, and a hybrid internet meets archaic language inspired by the poet Jos Charles, this work exposes the Watch »


Taonga Talkback TV - Episode Five: Plastic Māori - Suzanne Tamaki

1 min 32 sec / Sound

"A daily episode of TAONGA from AOTEAROA telling you how it is and disrupting the narrative. If you don't like it, change the channel. #history  Watch »


Media Mountain - Bruce Barber

24 sec / Silent

"A timelapse video of Media Landscape Mountain, an installation work that reflects on the nature of increasingly shorter product life which leads to Watch »

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Latest Commentary

(ex)CLAIM: Suzanne Tamaki

Suzanne Tamaki (Ngāti Maniapoto, Tūhoe) is an artist and social provocateur. Working across fashion, photography and moving image, she creates visual narratives that respond to cultural-politics in Aotearoa. Her works often investigate the nature of indigenous feminisms in the South Pacific, Read More »


Pressing the Bruise: a review of Human Hand by Fiona Amundsen and Tim Corballis (Dowse Art Museum 6 Jun – 11 Oct 2020)

Image and text, when brought together in an artwork, often operate in one of two categories: either images illustrate words, or words caption images. Read More »


Popular Glory: Contemporary Queerness and the Moving Image - Episode 2: Aliyah Winter and Laura Duffy

In the second part of our podcast series Popular Glory: Contemporary Queerness and the Moving Image, host Robbie Handcock speaks to Laura Duffy and Aliyah Winter about recent collaborations, and how to image queer lives, queer histories, queer youth. Read More »

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