Anticipating the Past: Artists : Archive : Film

From: Steven Ball (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Apr 11 2006 - 09:02:14 PDT

Anticipating the Past: Artists : Archive : Film

Friday 12 May 2006, 18.30-20.00; Saturday 13 May 2006, 10.00-18.30
Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
Tickets: £20 (£15 concessions)
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An international symposium exploring the work of artists who use archive
and ‘found’ film and video, organised by the British Artists’ Film and
Video Study Collection at Central Saint Martin’s and LUX in association
with Arts Council England, the British Film Institute and Tate Modern.

The experience of viewing projected archival or ‘found’ film and video
can have a seductive, even spellbinding effect on the viewer. The moving
image’s material and aesthetic qualities can act as a trigger to
memories true or false, sharply evoke a sense of time and nostalgia, or
conjure fantasies of history. This international symposium draws
together a collection of voices and perspectives and examines the work
of artists and filmmakers who have purposefully manipulated these
materials, explored their inherent qualities, dislocated them from their
original purpose and intention, and thereby revealed new readings, new
meanings, new questions.

provisional programme:
Friday 12 May 2006
18.30 AL Rees Illustrated Lecture: The Found Footage Film
20.00 Reception & Book Launch: Ghosting: The Role of the Archive within
Contemporary Artists’ Film and Video. Essays by Eddie Chambers, Amna
Malik, Uriel Orlow, Lucy Reynolds, Erika Tan, and case studies on The
Atlas Group, Johan Grimonprez, Marcel Odenbach and Fiona Tan. Published
by Picture This.

Saturday 13 May 2006
10.00 Welcome
10.15 The Midnight Party (USA c.1938-) by Joseph Cornell with Larry
10.30 Keynote: Matthew Buckingham (tbc)
Session One 11.00- 13.00 Interrogating Archives, chaired by Heather
Stewart, Head of Cultural Programing UK Wide at the BFI
· Benjamin Weil [commissioner of Christian Marclay’s Video Quartet]
· Neil Cummings & Marysia Lewandowska on their Screen Tests 1/4 (2005)
and their use of copyright –free material
· Patrick Keiller on his The City of the Future project based on films
from the period 1900-1913

14.00 Film: Nachalo [Beginning] by Artavazd Peleshian (USSR 1967)
Session Two 14.10-16.15 History and Politics, chaired Mark Nash, Head
of Dept: Curating Contemporary Art, RCA
· Marcel Odenbach on his multimedia investigations of German cultural
· Akram Zaatari co-founder of the Fondation Arabe pour l’Image, Beirut,
on inventing archives
· Angela Ricci-Lucchi and Yervant Gianikian on their First World War
trilogy and their recent Oh Man (2004)

16.30: Film: Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy by Martin Arnold (1998)
Session Three 16.45 -18.15 Remaking Hollywood, led by
· George Barber, who will talk about his involvement in Scratch video
· Elizabeth McAlpine on The film footage missed by the viewer through
blinking while watching the feature film ‘Don't Look Now', (2003)
· Pat O'Neill on his image gathering methods and his approach to collage

18.30 Closing reception
Berlin Horse by Malcolm Le Grice (1970) two screen looped

British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection
Room 203
Central St Martins College of Art and Design
Southampton Row

Tel: 44 (020) 7514 8159
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