Notes on the Vertiginous
Sat 30 May 2015 / 2pm - 5pm
Flat Time House and LUX Artists’ Moving Image present: Notes on the vertiginous, an afternoon screening and series of presentations in response to Ellen Greig’s recent post as Curator in Residence at LUX. Taking John Latham’s 16mm film Erth (1971) as a starting point, the event will situate the film within a wider discussion concerning the volume, elasticity and political dimension of our expanded visual territory. Contributors include Dani Admiss, Julieta Aranda and Ellen Greig.
Organised by Ellen Greig, Notes on the Vertiginous is the first in a two-part series of events conceived as part of her residency, VERTIGO at LUX. The last event in the VERTIGO series will be a curated film screening in partnership with FTHo, LUX and Cinenova at Peckham Plex on Thursday 2 July 2015, 7pm.
Dani Admiss is an independent curator based in London, UK. Her curatorial work explores the exchange between art, design and technology. She is currently curating ‘Ground Truth’, an exhibition which looks at shifting experiences of subjectivity, territory and tactics, in relation to data and sensing technologies opening September 2015 at Somerset House, UK. Dani has curated exhibitions at the Barbican Centre, London Design Festival, TENT, and Lisbon Architecture Triennale, and has lectured at Kingston University and Vassar University at Goldsmiths College University, London. She is an AHRC PhD researcher at CRUMB, a network for those who ‘exhibit’ new media art at the faculty for Art and Design at Sunderland University, UK. Her academic research investigates emerging types of curatorial practice, focusing on the phenomena of ‘world-building’, critical-infrastructures and networks. Dani studied ‘Visual Cultures’ at Goldsmiths College University (2003-2006) and was awarded an AHRC Partnership Grant for her MA Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston University in partnership with the Design Museum (2011-2012).
Julieta Aranda’s multidimensional practice deals with a range of themes including circulation mechanisms and the idea of a “poetics of circulation”; the politicised subject or the possibility of a politicised subjectivity; the perception and use of time; and one’s power over the imaginary. Her work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (2015), 8th Berlin Biennial, Germany (2014), Biennial of Cartagena de Indias (2014), Cuenca Biennial, Equator (2014, 2012), dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany (2012), Venice Biennial (2011), Stroom den Haag (2011), “Living as form,” Creative Time, NY (2011), Istanbul Biennial (2011), Portikus, Frankfurt (2011), Solomon Guggenheim Museum (2009), New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY (2010), Kunstverein Arnsberg (2010), MOCA Miami (2009), Witte de With (2010), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007), 2nd Moscow Biennial (2007) MUSAC, Spain (2010 and 2006), and VII Havanna Biennial, amongst others. As a co-director of e-flux together with Anton Vidokle, Julieta Aranda has developed the projects Time/Bank, Pawnshop, and e-flux video rental, which started in the e-flux storefront in new York in 2004, and has traveled to more than 15 venues worldwide.
Ellen Greig is a curator and writer based in London. Most recently she was Curator in Resident at LUX Artists’ Moving Image, London. She was Assistant Curator at Liverpool Biennial 2014, where she worked with artists Bonnie Camplin, Aaron Flint Jamison, Angie Keefer, Hassan Khan and Peter Wächtler, among many others. Curatorial projects include, ‘A Picture is no Substitute’ (Seventeen Gallery, 2014), London; ‘In the presence of multiple possibilities’, (French Rivera, 2010); ‘Are You Experienced (?)’, (SPACE, 2010) and ‘The Object of the Attack’, (David Roberts Art Foundation, 2009). Ellen has worked as a visiting lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts, London and College of Fine Arts: UNSW COFA, Australia. She holds an MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London (2011 – 2013).