Circuit Podcast

Posted Sep 9, 2021
By Thomasin Sleigh

The advent of the pandemic has seen a rush of material going online. While this has created opportunities for artists and audiences, all sculptural conditions for the moving image are now flattened by the browser and computer speakers. How do we feel about these new conditions for exhibition and viewing? What challenges and opportunities do they represent for artists and how are they affecting practice?

Posted Sep 5, 2021
By Mark Amery

Our thanks and gratitude to Billy Apple for an uncompromising and generous artistic life. In this repost of our 2015 podcast, Mark Amery speaks to the pioneer pop artist and conceptualist about his survey at Auckland Art Gallery The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else. Billy also took time to reflect on his collaboration with Nam Jun Paik, his willingness to be cloned, and his work with agencies as diverse as Saatchi and Saatchi and Womens Refuge.

Posted Aug 3, 2021
By Robbie Handcock

“People who are trying to oppress you hate the fact you’re having an awesome time” - Christopher Ulutupu

In this pod host Robbie Handcock speaks to artist Christopher Ulutupu about his production process, which draws on the visual sheen of commercial film-making, but takes a sharp turn to embrace improvisiation, and collaboration with friends and family. Chris discusses “what queerness is for me…” and “reimagining spaces I occupied as a kid”.

Posted Jun 9, 2021
By Mark Williams

.. it was really important to go for the silent woman” – Stephanie Beth.

In this podcast Thomasin Sleigh meets pioneering feminist film-maker Stephanie Beth and artist Emma Fitts to discuss two documentaries made by Stephanie in 1977/80 which sought to portray women’s lives and potential. Emma Fitts responds to the work and discusses her own interest in psychodrama as a strategy for female empowerment.

Posted May 6, 2021
By Mark Williams

In this pod Thomasin Sleigh speaks to Steve Carr and Christian Lamont about Fading to the Sky at Auckland's Te Uru Gallery, an exhibition that began as a response to Carr's mothers passing, and through a collaboration with his former student Lamont, evolved into a deeper narrative of loss.

Fading to the sky continues until 30 May 2021.

Posted Apr 12, 2021
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“I can only speak from my aspiration of how I want to see the world... and the art institution that I want to be involved in” - Nigel Borrell

What is the past, the present moment and potential futures for Māori within the art gallery? Three curators discuss; listen to Nigel Borrell (Pirirākau, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Te Whakatōhea, former curator Māori at Auckland Art Gallery, Puawai Cairns (Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāti Ranginui, and Ngāiterangi), Director Audience and Insight at Te Papa and Karl Chitham (Ngā Puhi, Te Uriroroi), Director, the Dowse Art Museum.

Posted Mar 16, 2021
By Moya Lawson

In this podcast Moya Lawson speaks to Xi Li and Connor Fitzgerald, two emerging artists working in digital space via avatars, text and interactivity. The artists discuss the capability of the avatar to move beyond the constraints of physical embodiment towards a range of intentions and new possibilities.

Posted Feb 4, 2021
By Robbie Handcock

In the third part of our podcast series Popular Glory: Contemporary Queerness and the Moving Image, host Robbie Handcock speaks to Neihana Gordon-Stables and Daniel John Corbett Sanders. On this pod they discuss using humour to offset the media focus on queer tragedy; queer generational disconnect; plus the complexities of community building and safety.

Posted Oct 20, 2020
By Israel Randell

"I don't want that power, I don't think anyone else should have that power" - Rangituhia Hollis

In this podcast Israel Randell talks to Rangituhia Hollis about his CIRCUIT Artist Cinema Commission Across the face of the Moon (2020) premiering at Pataka 6.30pm Friday 23 October as part of Sovereign Pacific / Pacific Sovereigns. Listen to Rangituhia discuss his iterative practice, Japanese cinema, and what sovereignty means to him. All this plus a new anagram - ‘TIWID WHYD?’

Posted Oct 20, 2020
By Israel Randell

“I was thinking about what you think is knowledge, what you find out through machinery, and what you find out through attending to things that you see” - Alex Monteith

In this episode our Mana Moana Resident Israel Randell talks to Alex Monteith about her new CIRCUIT Artist Cinema Commission Deepwater Currents (2020), premiering 6.30pm Friday 23 October at Pataka.

Posted Oct 8, 2020
By Mark Williams

"What's good for Māori is good for everyone" - Qiane Matata-Sipu

How do Māori and Pākeha relate to, and value whenua? What are their differing values and how do they intersect? What is the connection between generosity and Tino Rangitiratanga? In this conversation artists Martin Awa Clarke Langdon (Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Whāwhākia, Ngāti Hikairo, Kāi Tahu), Rebecca Hobbs and Qiane Matata-Sipu (Te Wai-o-hua, Waikato-Tainui) discuss art, activism and mutual wellbeing for Māori and Tauiwi.

The conversation takes place in the context of recent disputes over Ihumātao, a North Island site currently the subject of dispute between land developers and mana whenua.

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