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  • Peter Waering

    IMAGE: Who spends the time? Some practical questions concerning the democratic process and personal responsibility (Parts A, C and B) (Still). Courtesy of the artist.

    Installations

    TUESDAY 22 AUGUST—FRIDAY 25 AUGUST

    WHO SPENDS THE TIME? SOME PRACTICAL QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY (PARTS A, C AND B)

    An installation by Peter Wareing (NZ/UK)
    Hours: 12.15pm—5pm
    Canterbury Workers Education Association (CWEA)
    59 Gloucester St 
    FREE

    How might parallel filmic spaces exist simultaneously? In this speculative urban documentary Peter Wareing juxtaposes fictional scenes shot in the London Borough of Dagenham against interviews with volunteers from the recent political campaigns of Bernie Sanders (USA) and Jeremy Corbyn (UK). Onscreen Wareing asks the actors playing dramatic roles to also take up the role of interviewer. 

    Event: Artist talk with Jamie Hanton, Friday 25 August 12:30 pm

    TUESDAY 22 AUGUSTSATURDAY 26 AUGUST

    ST BATHANS REPETITIONS 1/2/16—12/3/16 (PORTRAITS DE JACQUES À ST BATHANS, AVEC INTERLUDE DE PAYSAGES, SUR ÉCRAN TRANSLUCIDE)

    An installation by Alexandre Larose (CAN)
    Hours: 11am—4pm Tues 22—Fri 25 August, 11am—1pm Sat 26 August
    The Gym, The Free Theatre
    Christchurch Art Centre
    FREE 

    A single channel video/audio installation shot in the former gold mining town of St Bathans around the Blue Lake, a small turquoise body of water formed by the artificial process of gold-sluicing in the late 19th century. Made by Larose in 2016 whilst CIRCUIT's international artist-in-residence, the artist subjected images of scenic and domestic environs to intense image manipulation through in-camera techniques, suggesting slippages in time and place. 

    Event: A live soundtrack by Christchurch musician Motte will be performed Wednesday 23 August, 5.30pm – 6.30pm

  • Motte

    Photo: Justyn Rebecca Denney Strother

    Events

    Wednesday 23—Sunday 27 August

    LIVE SOUNDTRACK: MOTTE PERFORMS ST BATHANS REPETITIONS 1/2/16—12/3/16

    Wednesday 23 August
    5.30pm
    6.30pm
    The Gym, The Free Theatre

    Christchurch Art Centre

    “Neoclassical tape delay violin... sounds like what you would imagine it would feel like to be stuck inside a hothouse in the dead of night... full of tropical plants, flying insects, and a suffocatingly humid atmosphere.” —RNZ 

    Christchurch musician Motte performs a live soundtrack to accompany Alexandre Larose’s experimental portrait of environs surrounding the former gold mining town of St Bathans.

    ARTIST TALK: PETER WAREING IN CONVERSATION WITH JAMIE HANTON

    Friday 25 August
    12.30pm
    1.15pm
    Canterbury Workers Education Association (CWEA)
    FREE

     
    How might parallel filmic spaces exist simultaneously? Artist Peter Wareing discusses his installation Who spends the time? Some practical questions concerning the democratic process and personal responsibility (Parts A, C and B) with Physics Room Director Jamie Hanton.

    WORKSHOP: ART WRITING WITH MEGAN DUNN

    Sunday 27 August
    10am
    4pm 
    Venue TBC
    FREE

    Wellington-based writer and critic Megan Dunn leads a practical workshop that offers tips on how to bring your art reviews to life. The workshop will include a mixture of class discussion and writing exercises. Participants will engage with language in ways that will strengthen their criticism and reviews. 

    Following the workshop selected attendees will be asked to contribute to an e-book addressing events in the CIRCUIT Artist Week and/or Symposium. Any writing assignments will be paid, with full reviews of 1500-2000 words remunerated at a rate of $200. Writers may also be invited to contribute to future CIRCUIT online editorial content.

    Note: Writing workshop spaces are limited. Contact director@circuit.org.nz to register interest. Presented in association with The Physics Room.

  • Screenings

    Wednesday 23—Friday 25 August

    WEDNESDAY 23 AUGUST

    Tonsler Park (2017)
    A film by Kevin Jerome Everson
    7pm
    8.30pm
    Canterbury Workers Education Association (WEA)
    59 Gloucester St

    A portrait of black staff members working in the polling station at Tonsler Park in Charlottesville, Virginia on 8 November 2016, the final day of the recent United States Presidential election. Filmed from distance, Everson records close up observational shots of staff taking an oath, nervously handing out voting slips and exchanging jokes. Few seem aware of the camera, while Everson pulls the viewer into the inexorable process of work, labour and democracy in action. 

    THURSDAY 24 AUGUST

    Gonda (2012)
    A film by Ursula Mayer
    7pm Wunderbar
    19 London St, Lyttelton

    Gonda (2012) is a 30 minute film by Austrian artist Ursula Mayer which responds to a 1937 play called Ideal written by free-market advocate Ayn Rand. As a critical counter, Gonda addresses cinematic and linguistic space by creating settings in which image, text and sound shift roles to affect presupposed ideals of identity and existence. The script by Maria Fusco rebuilds and re-imagines Gonda through a polyvocal voice and the film features, next to others, Dutch transgender model Valentijn de Hingh.

    Note: A free bus will depart for the Wunderbar at 6.30pm from outside the CWEA. 
    Contact director@circuit.org.nz to reserve your place. Bus returns 9pm.

    FRIDAY 25 AUGUST

    Thick Cinema (2017)
    Works by Fiona Amundsen, John Di Stefano, Sam Hamilton, Kim Pieters, Joyce Campbell. Curated by Mercedes Vicente
    6.30pm
    7.30pm (plus Q&A)
    Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

    Premiere of CIRCUIT’s annual Artist Cinema Commissions, featuring work shot on New Zealand, Japan, USA. Each artist was asked to respond to the theme of this years symposium which seeks to explore cinema’s sensorial capabilities and notions of embodiment and experience. Three of the artists will be present.

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