Podcast Archive: 2020

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 Sovereing 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”

In this episode our Mana Moana Resident Israel Randell talks to Alex Monteith about her new CIRCUIT cinema commission Deep Ocean Currents, 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.

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.

Posted: Jun 30, 2020
By
Mark Williams

In this pod Moya Lawson speaks with Tanya Te Miringa Te Rorarangi Ruka and Martin Awa Clarke Langdon; two artists currently exhibiting public artworks in Wellington which celebrate Matariki, a star cluster used traditionally for ancestral navigation, timing the seasons and a marker of the Māori new year.

Posted: Apr 29, 2020
By
Mark Williams

In moments of change there is a window to act. How do we organise our politics around the new situation? How do we organise our institutions? What role should artists play in this? How do we move beyond short term solutions to long term ones? And if the next crisis - Climate Change - is going to change daily life for all of us, what do we need to put in place *now* for the long term?

Posted: Apr 20, 2020
By
Mark Williams

Is time out the most productive time of all?

Darcell Apelu talks to Mark Williams about a recent residency in Yorkshire spent contemplating her practice. She also discusses a trip to her father's homeland of Niue, two resulting videos, and previous performance works which drew on the body, ideas of 'otherness' and her career as an international wood chopper.

Watch Darcell's video work on CIRCUIT here.

Posted: Mar 17, 2020
By
Mark Williams

"(HIV) doesn’t have agency, it’s not alive like we are, it’s just a piece of programming, but... in empathising with it, I have gained a greater respect for it" - John Walter