Circuit Podcast

Posted Sep 23, 2021
By Thomasin Sleigh

Artists' Moving Image in the pandemic era—a glut of compromise or new horizons for exhibition and accessibility? Three curators and arts professionals discuss a shift from showing in small towns, major cities, and institutions to the online space, and what the future might bring.

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. “

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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.

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".

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.

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