Circuit Podcast

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 Jun 14, 2019
By Mark Amery

A new roundtable podcast brings together three Auckland gallery directors; Gabriela Salgado (Te Tuhi), Lisa Beauchamp (Gus Fisher) and Charlotte Huddleston (St Paul St Gallery), to discuss recent strategies for sustainability and audience engagement. Drawing on perspectives both local and international, the panel discuss the role of University galleries within the institution, reaching out to public space, low wages for artists and hosting the odd wedding to pay the bills.

Posted May 3, 2019
By Mark Williams

"Different Art Fairs have different roles" - Stephanie Post, co-director Auckland Art Fair

From 30 April-4 May 2019 the Auckland Art Fair expects up to 10,000 people through its doors. What's showing? Who is it for? How does an event like this represent local practice? Does that matter? Host Mark Amery sat down with co-director Stephanie Post, projects curator Francis McWhannell and artist Judy Darragh to discuss what an event like this means for contemporary New Zealand art.

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Posted Apr 17, 2019
By Mark Williams

Peter Wareing is a New Zealand artist who has spent most of the past 30 years working in the USA and now in the UK. His exhibition Suspended Agency at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, examines a distinctly modern condition; individual and collective numbness in the face of increasing political and economic insecurity. In this interview Wareing talks with CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams about his ambitious installation, shot over 3 years in Dagenham, a London suburb which which voted overwhelmingly for Brexit.

Posted Mar 21, 2019
By Mark Williams

“The problem is with bureaucrats who are preventing us from seeing the content” - Luke Fowler

Recently in Wellington for the opening of the Adam Art Gallery installation Passages, Scottish film-maker Luke Fowler sat down with Mark Williams at City Gallery Wellington for a wide-ranging interview on his filmed portraits of experimental musicians, the revolutionary potential of the past, the responsibility of the spectator, the plight of millenials and bypassing gatekeepers.

Posted Dec 18, 2018
By Mark Williams

In this end of year podcast panellists Heather Galbraith, Shannon Te Ao, Simon Gennard join host Mark Amery to discuss the highs and lows of 2018, charting shifting tides, the artworld's 'Complicated Love', and a year of diverse perspectives moving to the centre.

Part 1: Personal Highlights of 2018, Trends of the year, Best show.
Part 2: Biggest surprises, Best publication, Best writing, Best moving image work

Posted Sep 3, 2018
By Mark Williams

Ahead of the premiere of Truth or Consequences, CIRCUIT’s 2018 programme of Aertist Cinema Commissions, Vea Mafile`o and Jeremy Leatinu’u discuss responding to curator Erika Balsom’s brief which challenged the artists to consider personal and public ‘realities’.

“What is true to you may not be true to your neighbour.” -Vea Mafile`o

Posted Aug 17, 2018
By Mark Williams

“The terrorist spectacle accommodates a dirtier game underneath” - Johan Grimonprez.

Posted Aug 14, 2018
By Mark Williams

“There's something inevitably fascistic about a perfect world” - Stella Brennan. UK academic Sean Cubitt joins Stella Brennan and host Mark Amery to discuss Object Permanence, Stella's new solo show at Trish Clark gallery, plus technological utopias and making dialogue with the non-human. “

Catalogue Notes:

Posted Jul 25, 2018
By Mark Williams

“If the essay film has become a trope…and these strategies that we’re using have become formulaic, how do we negotiate our way through that?” - Gavin Hipkins.

In the fourth of our conversation series Sonya Lacey and Gavin Hipkins discuss a shared interest in failed utopias, the moving image as a distribution mode of sculpture and working methodologies. Hosted by Mark Amery.

Catalogue Notes:

00:00: Introductions

1:00 SL: On residency in Singapore researching Cambodian print cultures

Posted May 15, 2018
By Mark Williams

"Let's see if we can make other people admit to having these mundane desires and pleasures" - Marie Shannon

In this pod host Thomasin Sleigh welcomes Marie Shannon and Megan Dunn for an extended discussion about Marie's survey at the Adam Art Gallery Rooms Found Only In The Home, Megan's new book Tinderbox, navigating the decisive moment, the plight of the submerging artist, and being subversive... but in a mild way.

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