Opening and Launch

Artspace Aotearoa is pleased to present its third cinema programme for 2021, Sovereign Pacific / Pacific Sovereigns, curated by David Teh and commissioned by CIRCUIT.

Featuring artists Rangituhia Hollis, Ana Iti, Alex Monteith, Sione Monu and Gary-Ross Pastrana, Sovereign Pacific / Pacific Sovereigns is the sixth edition of CIRCUIT’s annual Artist Cinema Commissions. Over several months of research and dialogue with CIRCUIT’s director and network, the curator selected five artists, each of whom were asked to respond to the curatorial brief with a work of 10-15 minutes for cinema presentation.

The opening on Friday 16 April will also include the launch of the 2021 CIRCUIT Reader: Sovereign Pacific / Pacific Sovereigns, featuring texts and conversations from the 2020 CIRCUIT Symposium by David Teh, Dr. Carl TH Mika, Sorawit Songsataya, Lana Lopesi, Dr. Greg Dvorak, Dr. David Chesworth, Ana Iti, Andrew Clifford, AURA Student Critical Forum (Meleseini Faleafa, Ilena Shadbolt, Kate Donald, Lucy Jessep, Matt Tini). The reader will be available as a free pdf download with limited physical copies available at Artspace Aotearoa.


  • Free


  • Fri 16 Apr


  • 6:00 pm


  • Ground Floor, 292 Karangahape Road
  • Newton, Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland