Podcast Archive: 2016

Posted: Dec 20, 2016
By
Mark Williams

How do we create indigenous spaces in our institutions? How do we create spaces for new voices? Our 2016 end of year pod took place immediately after a wānanga on curating indigenous art at Takapūwāhia Marae and Pātaka Art + Museum, and a subsequent panel at City Gallery Wellington. Pod guests Nina Tonga, Martin Patrick and Nathan Pohio discuss issues raised, and their highlights of 2016 - best emerging artist? best show? And looking towards the future, where do artists want to situate their art and why?

Posted: Dec 12, 2016
By
Mark Williams

Location!… location? Mike Heynes' new commission for Masons Screen addresses one of the most urgent issues for many New Zealanders, housing affordablity. Host Mark Amery talks to Heynes about responding to current events, and how technology enables political action. As Masons Screen approaches its' first anniversary Mark Amery also talks to CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams about the dialogue between previous works and the screens site in the downtown business district, opposite a fashion school.

Posted: Nov 9, 2016
By
Mark Williams

How do we attribute value? On the 50th anniversary of the Frances Hodgkins residency in Dunedin 2015 fellow John Ward Knox talks to Mark Amery about art economies, human remains and staying on in the South to examine his “inner gothic cathedral”.

Posted: Oct 27, 2016
By
Mark Williams

Why start a gallery in 2017? Who needs a physical space? How should it run? Who does it serve? Artists Jordana Bragg and Callum Devlin talk to Mark Amery about MEANWHILE, one of a handful of recently established artist-run spaces in Wellington filling a void in the post-art school vacuum. Also discussed is the upcoming Halloween deadline for MEANWHILE's 2017 proposals, and Callums search for his future self.

Posted: Oct 21, 2016
By
Mark Williams

“She said I should avoid the Pākehā books on Māori mythology and … take a look in the kids’ section instead.”

Posted: Sep 30, 2016
By
Mark Williams

What’s the difference between a cave in Sydney and the Auckland Art Gallery? Host Mark Amery talks to Joyce Campbell about her Walters prize-nominated project Flightdream and her working relationships with site and technology. Campbell also discusses Te Taniwha, an ongoing photographic project drawing on the mythology, history and ecology of Waikaremoana and its many tributaries and outlets.

Posted: Aug 30, 2016
By
Mark Williams

Could New Zealand’s geographical distance be seen as a strength? Is the rumour more potent than the work? How would reframing conceptualist Julian Dashper as a video artist remap New Zealand’s art history? Ahead of CIRCUIT symposium Phantom Topologies our curator-at-large George Clark discusses Dashper as inspiration for This is not film-making.

Posted: Aug 23, 2016
By
Mark Amery

How does the method of a works making afford its participants anything? Ahead of his participation in the CIRCUIT Symposium Phantom Topologies we caught up with artist John Vea to discuss translating the stories of others, and hynotising the audience with the mahi (work).

Interviewer: Mark Amery. Thanks to Nova Paul, Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and Tautai Pacific Arts Trust.

Posted: Aug 2, 2016
By
Mark Williams

In this podcast the panel puzzle over the 'beautiful threads' that interrogate the Adam Art Gallery group show Inhabiting Space but ask 'is that enough?' With host Mark Amery and panellists Thomasin Sleigh and Tim Corballis.

 

Posted: Jul 19, 2016
By
Mark Williams

Can an image plane be traversed like the threshold of a building, moving from inside to outside and back again? And if so, what are the effects of this movement?

Posted: Jul 12, 2016
By
Mark Williams

As Janet Lilo enjoys her first solo survey show at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, the artist speaks to Mark Amery about coincidence, accountability and her addiction to a socially-driven practice.

Posted: Jul 1, 2016
By
Mark Williams

Ahead of a series of nationwide screenings in July, the pod examine Amanda Newall's The Hoover Diairies, a new video which chronicles the dawn of neo-liberalism in 1980s New Zealand through a series of true and strangely connected events; a murder, a pop concert and the introduction of fishing quotas. Watch the trailer here.

Posted: May 31, 2016
By
Mark Williams

Transmissions and Traces; in this podcast Thomasin Sleigh and Tim Corballis join host Mark Amery to discuss Sonya Lacey's installation Infinitesimals, which taks it's cues from homeopathy, linguistics and material shift. Recently installed at Massey University's Engine Room and The Physics Room in Christchurch the pod find parallels with modernism, abstraction and much more.

Posted: May 17, 2016
By
Callum Devlin

Auckland Art fair returns, so what's new this year? With dozens of exhibitors representing over 200 artists from New Zealand and abroad, the 2016 Auckland Art Fair is an ambitious re-invention. Host Mark Amery chatted with co-director Stephanie Post in the lead up to the first fair in three years.

Posted: Apr 29, 2016
By
Mark Williams

We have a reality, do we really need another one? On the occasion of his installation lowercase at Starkwhite Gallery, Clinton Watkins discusses the real, the virtual and spinning skulls. Your interviewer is Mark Amery.

https://soundcloud.com/circuit-2/episode-42-clinton-watkins

Posted: Apr 19, 2016
By
Mark Williams

Yuki Kihara leads Mark Amery on a walkthrough of her exhibition A Study of a Samoan Savage at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. Examining historical and contemporary depictions of the Samoan body, Kihara discusses the show’s links between Samoan spirituality, Eadweard Muybridge and Sonny Bill Williams. Te Uru Curator Ioana Gordon-Smith joins us briefly to discuss the shows resonance in West Auckland.

 

Posted: Apr 12, 2016
By
Mark Williams

Cinema of splendour or 'be-numbed ego-centrism'? Martin Patrick, Thomasin Sleigh and Mark Amery review Matthew Barney's epic cine-opera River of Fundament. The pod discuss Barney's interplay between sculpture, cinema and visual art, his positions on gender and women, and his many references to celebrated figures of the 20th century avant-garde. Is this a film for our times? All this plus J Hoberman and James Lee Byars. 

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Posted: Mar 17, 2016
By
Mark Williams

How does a gallery best serve it’s public? How does a gallery best serve an artist? In this podcast Ema Tavola, Judy Darragh and host Mark Amery find many resonances in the work of Angela Tiatia, but lament the missed opportunities in a survey at Māngere Arts Centre.

Posted: Feb 24, 2016
By
Mark Williams

How do we mediate the claims of the internet to represent the world? Curator George Clark and Writer Martin Patrick discuss Camille Henrot's Grosse Fatigue, Sol Le Witt's assertion that conceptual artists are not rationalists but mystics, and high-tech primitivism.