Circuit Podcast

Posted Dec 8, 2021
By Mark Williams

We've needed our artists this year more than ever, to fall into other ways of seeing reality" - Nigel Borell

What was 2021? Host Robbie Handcock discusses the year that was with three guest curators: Abby Cunnane, Sophie Davis, and Nigel Borell. The panel discuss memorable exhibitions, the power of a publication, the bodily vibrations of Brett Graham, discovering the South Island, best moving image works, and new discoveries.

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? Have our bodies become so used to crossing the image plane that they accept and absorb the shrapnel of this collision? What does this kind of co-existence with images mean for our social relations?

Posted Jul 12, 2016
By Mark Williams

As Janet Lilo enjoys her first solo survey show at Te Uru Waitākere 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.

Posted May 31, 2016
By Mark Williams

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.

Posted May 17, 2016
By Callum Devlin

Auckland Art fair returns, so what's new this year? With dozens of exhibitors representing over 200 artists from New Zealand and abroad, the 2016 Auckland Art Fair is an ambitious re-invention. Host Mark Amery chatted with co-director Stephanie Post in the lead up to the first fair in three years.

Posted Apr 29, 2016
By Mark Williams

We have a reality, do we really need another one? On the occasion of his installation lowercase at Starkwhite Gallery, Clinton Watkins discusses the real, the virtual and spinning skulls. Hosted by Mark Amery.

Posted Apr 19, 2016
By Mark Williams

Yuki Kihara leads Mark Amery on a walkthrough of her exhibition A Study of a Samoan Savage at Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery. Examining historical and contemporary depictions of the Samoan body, Kihara discusses the show’s links between Samoan spirituality, Eadweard Muybridge and Sonny Bill Williams. Te Uru Curator Ioana Gordon-Smith joins us briefly to discuss the shows resonance in West Auckland.

Posted Apr 12, 2016
By Mark Williams

Cinema of splendour or 'be-numbed ego-centrism'? Martin Patrick, Thomasin Sleigh and Mark Amery review Matthew Barney's epic cine-opera River of Fundament. The pod discuss Barney's interplay between sculpture, cinema and visual art, his positions on gender and women, and his many references to celebrated figures of the 20th century avant-garde. Is this a film for our times? All this plus J Hoberman and James Lee Byars.

Posted Mar 17, 2016
By Mark Williams

How does a gallery best serve it’s public? How does a gallery best serve an artist? In this podcast Ema Tavola, Judy Darragh, and host Mark Amery find many resonances in the work of Angela Tiatia, but lament the missed opportunities in a survey at Māngere Arts Centre.

Posted Feb 24, 2016
By Mark Williams

How do we mediate the claims of the internet to represent the world? Curator George Clark and writer Martin Patrick discuss Camille Henrot's Grosse Fatigue, Sol Le Witt's assertion that conceptual artists are not rationalists but mystics, and high-tech primitivism.

George Clark is CIRCUIT's 2016 curator at large. Martin Patrick is a writer and academic based in Wellington, NZ.