Podcast Archive: 2017

Posted: Dec 11, 2017
By
Mark Williams

For our 2017 recap, host Mark Amery is joined by Cameron Ah Loo Matamua, Abby Cunnane and Judy Darragh. Topics covered include; powerful women, generational shifts, emerging artists, Documenta, Labour's arts policy, great pieces of writing, documents and flags. Honourable mentions are made of many but include Sione Monu, Chris Krause, Leafa Wilson, Ahilapalapa Rands, Lana Lopesi, Luke Willis-Thompson, Matt Galloway,  Dirt Future, Gil Hanly, and  we raise a glass in memory of Paul Cullen.

Thanks to The Audio Foundation, Auckland for the generous loan of their recording facilities.

Posted: Nov 23, 2017
By
Mark Williams

"The film strip is a body acquiring memory". Ahead of group show PULSE / REPEAT at The Audio Foundation, Montreal film-maker Alexandre Larose discusses his recent New Zealand residency, the making of his work St Bathans repetitions and "putting myself in a situation I can't control".

PULSE / REPEAT 30 November-20 December 2017, The Audio Foundation, Auckland.

Posted: Oct 4, 2017
By
Mark Amery

What are the challenges and opportunities facing Pacific artists in New Zealand today? Christina Jeffery, Director of the Tautai Pacific Arts Trust, speaks to host Mark Amery about the successes of the Pacific art community and support needed for it’s growth and development.

Posted: Aug 17, 2017
By
Mark Williams

On the phone from London, Mercedes Vicente discusses the curatorial process behind Thick Cinema, CIRCUIT's 2017 programme of Artist Cinema Commissions with new work by Fiona Amundsen, John Di Stefano, Sam Hamilton, Kim Pieters, Joyce Campbell. Thick Cinema premiers 6.30pm, Friday 25 August at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu.

Posted: Aug 16, 2017
By
Mark Williams

In a CIRCUIT first, this pod takes place from the set of Sam Hamilton's new film. Phoning in from Portland Oregon, Sam talks to host Mark Amery about the newly commissioned work, screening at Christhchurch Art Gallery 6.30pm Friday 25 August ahead of this years CIRCUIT Symposium.

Still from FOR THIRTY YEARS, NANCY WOULD SIT OUT ON THE STREET CORNER AND WATCH THE SUNSET (2017). Sam Hamilton​. Commissioned by CIRCUIT with the assistance of Creative New Zealand.

Posted: Aug 10, 2017
By
Mark Williams

Fiona Amundsen talks to Mark Amery about the forthcoming premiere of her CIRCUIT Artist Cinema commission A body that lives which examines the 1944 breakout of 1,000 Japanese prisoners from a prison camp in Cowra, Australia.

http://www.circuit.org.nz/project/thick-cinema-0

Posted: Jul 7, 2017
By
Mark Amery

In this pod Martin Patrick, Thomasin Sleigh and host Mark Amery discuss Acting Out, an Adam Art Gallery survey of New Zealand and international artists “who express the raw physicality of sex with varying degrees of candour.”

Posted: Jun 28, 2017
By
Mark Williams

Inspired by the simple realisation that all energy for life on Earth comes from the Sun, Trudy Lane’s Sunroom is an installation that stretches to encompass astrophysics, energy, ecology, and cosmologies.

Posted: May 29, 2017
By
Mark Williams

"One thing has led to another..." On the release of a career spanning book, 101 year old artist Michael Nicholson talks to Mark Amery about art, the power of the absurd, witchcraft, mystic philosophy and "the power to live life gracefully".

Posted: May 16, 2017
By
Mark Williams

How do we fill in the blanks of our own histories? Speaking to host Mark Amery at the Pah Homestead, artist Mairi Gunn discusses the backstory of her recent installation Common Ground, which examines common experiences of dispossession and belonging amongst New Zealand Māori and Scottish Highlanders. In this wide-ranging conversation Mairi discusses working as a woman in the film industry with figures including Merata Mita; moving into the realm of contemporary art; public funding and difficult conversations.

Posted: Apr 20, 2017
By
Mark Williams

“Is it possible for the Romantic to exceed the rational without eliminating it?” Cushla Donaldson talks Mark Amery through the exhibition The Fairy Falls at Te Uru Waitakere, featuring the premiere of a new film work documenting the mythical 1973 performance by Black Sabbath at The Great Ngaruawahia Music Festival. 

Posted: Apr 4, 2017
By
Mark Williams

"How does entanglement in the technical circuits of ‘progress’ shape not just dreams, but the capacity to dream?" In this pod guests Judy Darragh and Scott Hamilton join Mark Amery to discuss Dream Dialects, an exhibition by British artist Jem Noble recently installed at Te Tuhi, Auckland, which responds to the New Zealand film Sleeping Dogs (1977), directed by Roger Donaldson, and to the novel Smith’s Dream (1971), by C. K. Stead, on which the film is based.

Posted: Mar 16, 2017
By
Mark Williams

“How does your native soul inform your work?” This week on the podcast, host Mark Amery sits down with broadcasting legend Tainui Stephens at the launch of the 2017 Māoriland Film Festival in Ōtaki, to discuss indigenous modes of exchange and distribution.

Posted: Feb 13, 2017
By
Mark Williams

Do you make art? What does it smell like? Does it fit in a paddling pool? Our first pod of 2017 sees Mark Amery in conversation with RIFF RAFF aka Li-Ming Hu and Daphne Simons, who discuss their Enjoy Gallery summer residency and forthcoming Telethon, which seeks to amass a 'stupendously large' collection of contemporary art which will be offered as a gift to the Chartwell Trust. Mark Amery attempts to unpick the layers behind the project which gleefully suggests no parameters for donations, except that the giver deems the work to be 'art'.