In October and November 2014, London Gallery West is presenting a major programme of single-channel video works by artists from six different continents, tracing regional and global connections among practitioners and exploring shared contemporary concerns.
PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2 produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, presents works made between 2001-2012. Many focus on memory and change; notions of place and identity; fiction and history; performance and documentation. Though the works are rooted in the artists’ homelands and derive from personal experience, their impact resonates globally. For full details, visit the Project 35 Volume 2 main event page.
In conjunction with the exhibition, The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) and the International Centre for Documentary and Experimental Film at the University of Westminster are convening Globality in Artists’ Film & Video, an afternoon symposium addressing expanded geographies of research on artists’ moving image and experimental video. Bringing together notable artists, curators and academics, the event will provide a forum for discussing these related themes:
- Tendencies of artists’ use of video within a global contemporary frame.
- The aesthetics of a global range of works in relation to their historical, temporal and spatial complexities.
- Mapping regions, currents and networks of artists’ film and video practices.
- Infrastructures for disseminating artists and experimental moving image.
- George Clark is an artist, curator and writer. He is Assistant Curator: Film at Tate Modern and has curated retrospectives and film programmes for galleries, festivals and television. He has written for publications including Afterall, Art Monthly and Sight & Sound.
- Shezad Dawood is an exhibiting artist in PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2 and is a Research Fellow at the University of Westminster.
- May Adadol Ingawanij is a Reader and Director of Research of the University of Westminster's International Centre for Documentary and Experimental Film.
- Ozlem Koksal is a film scholar who teaches on the MA Film and Television, University of Westminster.
- Michael Mazière is an artist and curator, currently Reader in Film and Video at the University of Westminster and Curator of London Gallery West and Ambika P3.
- Lucy Reynolds is a writer, artist and curator of artists’ moving image. She runs the MRes: Art: Moving Image at Central St Martins, in association with LUX, and teaches on the MA Film and Television, University of Westminster.
- Julian Ross is a researcher, curator and writer based in Amsterdam. He is on the short film selection committee at International Film Festival Rotterdam.
- Erika Tan is an artist who teaches in the faculty of Fine Art (4D Pathway) in Central Saint Martins School of Art, University of the Arts, London.
2pm: Introduction by May Adadol Ingawanij and Michael Mazière, and screening of a short piece from the ICI programme
2.15–3pm: SESSION 1: Response to ICI programme by Lucy Reynolds & George Clark
3–3.15pm: Tea break
3.15–4.30pm: SESSION 2:
Shezad Dawood: The New Dream Machine Project
Erika Tan: Repatriating the Object with No Shadow
Respondent: Michael Mazière
4.30–4.45pm: Tea break
4.45–6pm: SESSION 3:
Ozlem Koksal: Representations of Armenian Genocide in Contemporary Video and Photography
Julian Ross: Punctuating Motion – Slide Projection in the Emergence of Video in 1960-70s Japan
Respondent: May Adadol Ingawanij
6–8pm: Special late opening of PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2 at London Gallery West
The symposium is free to attend and open to all, but places are limited and early booking encouraged.