Art Theory: Artists’ Moving Image and the Documentary Turn
Wed 4 - Wed 18 Nov 2015 / 6:30pm - 9pm
3 day course
4, 11, 18 November
This course will examine how and why a strong documentary impulse has emerged in contemporary artists’ moving image. Taking Ben Rivers’s exhibition at Camden Arts Centre Edgelands as a starting point, we will explore through active discussion how artists have interrogated the complex relationships between reality and representation in ways that extend, expand, and contest cinema’s long documentary tradition.
This course is run in partnership with LUX; the second session will take place at the LUX office in Dalston and will make use of its extensive film collection.
No previous experience is necessary.
Erika Balsom is a writer and lecturer in Film Studies. She is the author of Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art (2013).