Mark Williams / Film Screening

Mark Williams / Film Screening

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Mark Williams, the Director of CIRCUIT Artist Film & Video Aotearoa New Zealand returns to Spark in 2015 with a curated collection of short films exploring past, present and future of technology and media. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Mark and visiting Australian film-makerĀ Dirk de Bruyn.

CIRCUIT Screening: The Past Sure Is Tense

Artists: Stephen McGregor, Erika Sklenars, Dirk de Bruyn, Eddie Clemens, Jasmine Te Hira, Richard von Sturmer, Tim Wagg, Peter Wareing, Terri Te Tau.

The rapid turnover of broadcast and digital media tells us that the lifespan of the contemporary moment is increasingly shorter. Does constant change make it possible to absorb the present? Does the drive towards the new create a sustained act of forgetting? Along a forgotten highway of Hollywood movies, media manipulation and obsolescent technologies did we miss the future?

Presented by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand, The Past Sure Is Tense presents recent video work exploring how digital technologies have shaped our individual and collective sense of self, our possible futures.