Circuit Podcast

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 Oct 27, 2016
By Mark Williams

Why start a gallery in 2017? Who needs a physical space? How should it run? Who does it serve? Artists Jordana Bragg and Callum Devlin talk to Mark Amery about MEANWHILE, one of a handful of recently established artist-run spaces in Wellington filling a void in the post-art school vacuum. Also discussed is the upcoming Halloween deadline for MEANWHILE's 2017 proposals, and Callums search for his future self.

Posted Oct 21, 2016
By Mark Williams

“She said I should avoid the Pākehā books on Māori mythology and … take a look in the kids’ section instead.”

Posted Sep 30, 2016
By Mark Williams

What’s the difference between a cave in Sydney and the Auckland Art Gallery? Host Mark Amery talks to Joyce Campbell about her Walters prize-nominated project Flightdream and her working relationships with site and technology. Campbell also discusses Te Taniwha, an ongoing photographic project drawing on the mythology, history and ecology of Waikaremoana and its many tributaries and outlets.

Posted Aug 30, 2016
By Mark Williams

Could New Zealand’s geographical distance be seen as a strength? Is the rumour more potent than the work? How would reframing conceptualist Julian Dashper as a video artist remap New Zealand’s art history? Ahead of CIRCUIT symposium Phantom Topologies our curator-at-large George Clark discusses Dashper as inspiration for This is not film-making.

Posted Aug 23, 2016
By Mark Amery

How does the method of a works making afford its participants anything? Ahead of his participation in the CIRCUIT Symposium Phantom Topologies we caught up with artist John Vea to discuss translating the stories of others, and hynotising the audience with the mahi (work).

Interviewer: Mark Amery. Thanks to Nova Paul, Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and Tautai Pacific Arts Trust.

Posted Aug 2, 2016
By Mark Williams

In this podcast the panel puzzle over the 'beautiful threads' that interrogate the Adam Art Gallery group show Inhabiting Space but ask 'is that enough?' With host Mark Amery and panellists Thomasin Sleigh and Tim Corballis.

 

Posted Jul 19, 2016
By Mark Williams

Can an image plane be traversed like the threshold of a building, moving from inside to outside and back again? And if so, what are the effects of this movement?

Posted Jul 12, 2016
By Mark Williams

As Janet Lilo enjoys her first solo survey show at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, the artist speaks to Mark Amery about coincidence, accountability and her addiction to a socially-driven practice.

Posted Jul 1, 2016
By Mark Williams

Ahead of a series of nationwide screenings in July, the pod examine Amanda Newall's The Hoover Diairies, a new video which chronicles the dawn of neo-liberalism in 1980s New Zealand through a series of true and strangely connected events; a murder, a pop concert and the introduction of fishing quotas. Watch the trailer here.

Posted May 31, 2016
By Mark Williams

Transmissions and Traces; in this podcast Thomasin Sleigh and Tim Corballis join host Mark Amery to discuss Sonya Lacey's installation Infinitesimals, which taks it's cues from homeopathy, linguistics and material shift. Recently installed at Massey University's Engine Room and The Physics Room in Christchurch the pod find parallels with modernism, abstraction and much more.

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