Circuit Podcast

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.

Posted Sep 4, 2020
By Mark Williams

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.

Laura Duffy on CIRCUIT
Aliyah Winter on CIRCUIT

Catalogue Notes

Posted Aug 6, 2020
By Mark Williams

In this interview film-maker M D Brown discusses three short films he made between 2000-2004, inspired by the stream of consciousness technique of modernist European writers including James Joyce and Samuel Beckett.

Each film featured the voice of a lone male, ruminating on late night memories of murky events and personal relationships whose character has been shaped by the passage of time. Using a visual technique of fleeting images interrupted by black, Brown sought to evoke the nature of memory as a subjective series of affective images flickering across the mind's eye.

Posted Jul 29, 2020
By Robbie Handcock

Popular Glory: Contemporary Queerness and the Moving Image is a new four-part podcast series hosted by Pōneke artist Robbie Handcock, interviewing a range of Aotearoa artists working in moving image who employ queerness as identity, content and strategy.

In Episode One, we speak to Berlin-based Tāmaki Makaurau artist ZK Steiner-Fox. Leading from their work Popular Glory, we discuss how the horror movie format—with all its tensions as well as its tropes—is used in ZK’s work to examine the impact of queer coding, classic Hollywood morality and the everyday terror of navigating contemporary media.

Posted Jul 28, 2020
By Mark Williams

Recently we invited film maker Sean Grattan and academic Manuel Shvartzberg Carrió to revisit Sean's 2012 film HADHAD, whose depiction of an unwelcome visitor now seems oddly prescient of a world dealing with Covid 19 and authoritarian politics. Ostensibly a horror movie, HADHAD depicts a group of American suburbanites whose lives are upended by a mysterious visitor. Neither human nor animal, the HADHAD crouches silently, offering no clues to its’ purpose or origin.

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