Circuit Podcast

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 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.

Posted Mar 26, 2018
By Mark Amery

“I would like to see thinking understood as a materiality.” - Bridget Riggir-Cuddy

On the occasion of the exhibition Starling recently installed at Artspace, artist Sorawit Songsataya and Artspace Assistant Curator Bridget Riggir-Cuddy sit down to unpack their six-year collaborative relationship, the ethics of making, and post-humanist theory. With podcast host Mark Amery.

Posted Mar 13, 2018
By Mark Williams

It doesn't matter if you're in a bloody gallery or not as long as you're making stuff" - Phil Dadson.

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