Auratic Film (Artists’ workshop) presented by Circuit – 31/08/13


Looking Back into the Future – a symposium on artist moving image practice

Image: Still from This is not Dying (2010), Nova Paul


Presented by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand in association with Elam School of Fine Arts, National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI), The University of Auckland, Looking Back into the Future is a three day symposium on artist moving image practice with screenings, discussion and an artists’ workshop addressing issues of production, networks and value. The event takes place at three venues in Auckland, August 29-31.

Day 1 Thursday August 29: All Divided Selves (feature film screening) 8pm, Academy Cinema

Day 2 Friday August 30: Looking Back into the Future (talks/screenings) 10am-6pm, Elam School of Fine Arts

Day 3 Saturday August 31: Auratic Film (Artists’ workshop) 10am-1pm, The Audio Foundation

Reflecting on current local and international perspectives, how can institutions better support new models of moving image practices? How to foster appropriate skills and encourage production models for practitioners? Looking outward, how do we develop networks and exchanges that generate meaningful dialogue and sustainable engagement? How do cultures and regions perceived as being on the periphery of the art world affirm their own artistic and cinematic histories?

Featuring international keynote speakers Benjamin Cook, Director, LUX (UK) and Dr May Adadol Ingawanij, curator of the 2012 Bangkok Experimental Film Festival (Thailand) and Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster (UK). Local speakers include Alex Monteith, Artist and Senior Lecturer, Elam School of Fine Arts (Auckland) and Michelle Menzies, Curator, Adam Art Gallery (Wellington).

With the support of Creative New Zealand and the British Council.

Circuit website