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 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.

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 include Sione Monu, Alex Monteith, 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. Recorded earlier in 2017, Mark and Christina begin by talking about the Honolulu Biennial and the shared concerns between Pacific Rim artists.

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 FOR THIRTY YEARS, NANCY WOULD SIT OUT ON THE STREET CORNER AND WATCH THE SUNSET, screening at Christchurch Art Gallery 6.30pm Friday 25 August as part of Thick Cinema, curated by Mercedes Vicente. 

 

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. A body that lives was commissioned as part of Thick Cinema, the CIRCUIT Artist Cinema Commissions, curated by Mercedes Vicente.

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. Presented in Dunedin by Urban Dream Brokerage, Sunroom also features numerous sonic collaborators, including Alastair Galbraith, Matt de Gennaro, Connor Boyle, Peter Claman and Sarah Claman, whose work we were lucky enough to sample for this pod. (Apologies also for a little sonic distortion on Mark’s voice down the phone line from Dunedin.)

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