CIRCUIT Symposium 2017 | The Thickness of Cinema

Saturday August 26 2017, 10am – 4pm
Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch

CIRCUIT is proud to announce The Thickness of Cinema, a one day symposium exploring cinema’s sensorial capabilities and notions of embodiment and experience, presented by CIRCUIT at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu on Saturday 26 August 10-4pm. With support from Creative New Zealand, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Foundation, The Physics Room, Canada Council for the Arts, The Free Theatre and Canterbury Workers Education Association.

The Thickness of Cinema is CIRCUIT’s 5th annual symposium exploring artists moving image practice in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.

This symposium presents responses to the following; What might be the role of the body and the sensorial experience in the emergence of cinematic intelligibility and meaning? How does film affective experience contribute to our knowledge of the world? In what ways might we be able to analyse and get beyond sensation and emotion to explore cultural, gender or ideological implications? How have cinema, and phenomenological approaches to film, been influenced by and respond to recent technological developments in our digital age that offer new and expanded sensory and experiential dimensions? What might the cinematic experience be destined to offer us in lieu of the new sensorial experiences brought by these technological advances?

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Tickets $45 Waged / $20 Unwaged. Register online here:


Image: Still from FOR THIRTY YEARS, NANCY WOULD SIT OUT ON THE STREET CORNER AND WATCH THE SUNSET (2017) Sam Hamilton​. Anamorphic 16mm film, 11:25mins, stereo sound. Transferred to Digital Video.

Date(s) - 26/08/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm