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 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.)

Posted May 29, 2017
By Mark Williams

"One thing has led to another..." On the release of a career spanning book, 101 year old artist Michael Nicholson talks to Mark Amery about art, the power of the absurd, witchcraft, mystic philosophy and "the power to live life gracefully".

The pod took place in Michael's home studio in Wellington. Copies of the book can be ordered through publisher Steele Roberts. See Michael's Visual Music works on CIRCUIT here.

Posted May 16, 2017
By Mark Williams

How do we fill in the blanks of our own histories? Speaking to host Mark Amery at the Pah Homestead, artist Mairi Gunn discusses the backstory of her recent installation Common Ground, which examines common experiences of dispossession and belonging amongst New Zealand Māori and Scottish Highlanders. In this wide-ranging conversation Mairi discusses working as a woman in the film industry with figures including Merata Mita; moving into the realm of contemporary art; public funding and difficult conversations.

Posted Apr 20, 2017
By Mark Williams

“Is it possible for the Romantic to exceed the rational without eliminating it?” Cushla Donaldson talks Mark Amery through the exhibition The Fairy Falls at Te Uru Waitakere, featuring the premiere of a new film work documenting the mythical 1973 performance by Black Sabbath at The Great Ngaruawahia Music Festival. 

Posted Apr 4, 2017
By Mark Williams

"How does entanglement in the technical circuits of ‘progress’ shape not just dreams, but the capacity to dream?" In this pod guests Judy Darragh and Scott Hamilton join Mark Amery to discuss Dream Dialects, an exhibition by British artist Jem Noble recently installed at Te Tuhi, Auckland, which responds to the New Zealand film Sleeping Dogs (1977), directed by Roger Donaldson, and to the novel Smith’s Dream (1971), by C. K. Stead, on which the film is based.

Posted Mar 16, 2017
By Mark Williams

“How does your native soul inform your work?” This week on the podcast, host Mark Amery sits down with broadcasting legend Tainui Stephens at the launch of the 2017 Māoriland Film Festival in Ōtaki, to discuss indigenous modes of exchange and distribution.

Posted Feb 13, 2017
By Mark Williams

Do you make art? What does it smell like? Does it fit in a paddling pool? Our first pod of 2017 sees Mark Amery in conversation with RIFF RAFF aka Li-Ming Hu and Daphne Simons, who discuss their Enjoy Gallery summer residency and forthcoming Telethon, which seeks to amass a 'stupendously large' collection of contemporary art which will be offered as a gift to the Chartwell Trust. Mark Amery attempts to unpick the layers behind the project which gleefully suggests no parameters for donations, except that the giver deems the work to be 'art'.

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