In conjunction with the exhibition Legacies, now showing at Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery until 30 July, CIRCUIT presents a conversation with the exhibition’s curator May Adadol Ingawanij and artist Martin Sagadin, moderated by Mark Williams.
In this conversation May will discuss her curatorial approach to Legacies, which developed from an attempt to write a poem, a consideration of the origins of her own name, and an extended exchange with the artists over Zoom about the potential of the term ‘Legacies’.
Martin Sagadin’s Garden of Clay (2022) is a diaristic portrait of their friend, the sculptor Caitlin Clarke. In the film Clarke transforms clay into domestic objects, which she later buries in the earth. The talk will begin with a screening of Garden of Clay.
May Adadol Ingawanij เม อาดาดล อิงคะวณิช is CIRCUIT’s 2022/23 curator-at-large. She is Professor of Cinematic Arts at the University of Westminster (UK), where she co-directs the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media. Ingawanij's work focuses on de-Westernised and decentred histories and genealogies of cinematic arts. She features in ArtReview's 2021 Power 100.
Martin Sagadin is a Slovenian-born, New Zealand-based non-binary filmmaker and artist. They are currently working on a feature film script as part of Crest, a feature film intensive mentored by Jane Campion.
The talk will be moderated by CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams. Martin Sagadin and Williams will be appearing in person, May Adadol Ingawanij will join via Zoom.
The talk will be preceded by a showing of the entire 50-minute Legacies programme from 5pm. For more information about the films in Legacies, please see here.