Wed 22 Oct, 11.30 - 12.30
Wintec, R block Social Space, Collingwood St
In this illustrated lecture WINTEC's Research Fellow Media Arts Mark Williams discusses founding the arts agency CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand, and it's strategies for artist support. What is CIRCUIT? Why the name CIRCUIT? What is CIRCUIT's mission statement? How does CIRCUIT help artists? What kind of local and international networks are CIRCUIT part of? How do technological and institutional practices shape this network? What are CIRCUIT's strategies for distribution and partnership? What are CIRCUIT's tactics of survival and growth?
Winte'c School of Media Arts is pleased to announce Mark Williams as a Wintec 2014 Research Fellow. Williams is an independent curator and founding director of CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa NZ. Established in 2012 CIRCUIT supports New Zealand artists working in moving image through distribution of CIRCUIT supports New Zealand artists working in moving image through distribution of works, professional practice initiatives, commissioning of works and critical review. Williams will visit Hamilton throughout the year spending time with staff and students at the School of Media Arts and engaging with the wider community, the fellowship culminates in the commissioning of new work and a curated project and publication with Ramp in November 2014.