How is Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland City described outside of the official city map? Is it possible to navigate off-road, off-grid? What discrete spaces exist in the plain sight of everyday work, life and commerce? How are these activated by people, flora and fauna? Beyond visual recognition, how might we know them, sensorially? How does revitalisation occur in the transitional spaces of the urban landscape?

Wild Wild Life is a collection of seven new artist videos developed in response to the city of Auckland.

Featuring works by Tia Barrett, Leala Faleseuga, Gavin Hipkins, Jae Hoon Lee, Obadiah Russon, Layne Waerea and Gabriel White, the programme includes a queer road movie, sci-fi wanderings, the historical wairua of Kiekie, migration from Samoa to Māngere, legal definitions of public space, and meditations on our virtual interconnectedness.

Commissioned by Auckland Council and curated by Mark Williams for CIRCUIT Artist Moving Image, Wild Wild Life is installed at a series of site-specific locations across the inner city, and designed to be walked in one day using a map created for the project.

A digital version of the map is available to download via the link below.

CIRCUIT is the
leading voice
for artist moving image
in Aotearoa New Zealand,
distributing works,
critical review and
which reflect our unique, contemporary
South Pacific context.