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Jozef Robakowski , Żywa Galeria/Living Gallery, film still, 1974/1975, Courtesy of Jozef Robakowski

On Collaborative Elaboration of Meaning: Photography & Film

14 May 2013

This evening comprises of a panel discussion exploring the process of photographing artists’ actions and performances as a creative dialogue between photographer and performer. This is followed by a series of films that shed light on the issue of a creative dialogue between the artists and filmmakers. This event is curated and initiated by ICA Student Forum member Sylwia Serafinowicz, art critic and curator.

On Collaborative Elaboration of Meaning: Photography
6.30pm
ICA Studio
£5 / Free to ICA Members

This panel discussion studies the process of photographing artists’ actions and performances as a creative dialogue between photographer and the subject in front of the camera. It also explores the afterlife of the images in relation to the sound.

Speakers include Alice Maude-Roxby, Programme Leader in Photography at the University College Falmouth and Curator of Live Art on Camera, John Hansard Gallery Southampton, 2007, and Space, London, 2008; Eileen Simpson and Ben White, artists and initiators of a collaborative project Open Music Archive; and Althea Greenan, Curator, Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths.

On Collaborative Elaboration of Meaning: Film
8pm
Cinema 2
£5 / Free to ICA Members

These films are intended to shed light on the issue of a creative dialogue between the artists and filmmakers. Shot between 1943 and 1978, this selection presents how various artistic techniques (installation, painting, performance) were translated into film by camera operators and directors.

Maya Deren, Witch Cradle Outtakes, 1943, 10 min
A film shot in an environment based on Marcel Duchamp's string piece for the New York Surrealistic exhibition in 1942.

Tadeusz Kantor, Mieczyslaw Waskowski, Adam Nuzynski, Somnambulicy, 1958, 9 min
A film realised by two alumni of the Lodz Film School documenting the expressive process of painting associated with the technique of 'informel'. The film records interventions by Polish painter and theatre director Tadeusz Kantor.

Babette Mangolte, Water Motor, 1978, 7 min
Trisha Brown performing Water Motor.

Józef Robakowski, Żywa Galeria/Living Gallery, 1974/1975, 26 min
A record of Polish artists participating in the shifting art scene of the 1970s: Henryk Stażewski, Zbigniew Dłubak, Zbigniew Gostomski, Natalia LL, Pawel Freisler and Ryszard Waśko amongst others.

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