Moving Image and The Body in the City Discussion events
5th October & 23rd November 2010. 42 New Briggate.

All are warmly invited to join us for two discussion events relating to Lumen and imove’s recent commissions of five publicly-sited audio-visual installations. The talk on October 5th has been programmed to allow those interested in attending Pavilion’s multi-location screening on the same evening to attend both as they share similar concerns.

What is the relationship between the screen and the active body? Coinciding with Lumen and Imove’s commissioning of five publicly-sited audio-visual installations, please join us for a discussion event around this theme in two parts. The talks will use the artists’ work as a starting point for a conversation around film, video and screen-based art and its potential to animate public space, engage audiences and prompt activity.

Part 1. With presentations by Rushton and Tyman, and Emily Richardson.
Part 2. With presentations by Rachel Goodyear and Bernd Behr.

The first event will focus on themes of cultural narratives and historical traces that are unearthed through video installation. Artists Rushton and Tyman and Emily Richardson will discuss their recent work as part of the Imove programme. Tina Richardson, of Leeds Psychogeography group, and Sue Ball, who has commissioned a number of public art works in the city, will be the evenings’ respondents to help reflect upon the manner in which arts physical intervention can alter perceptions of, and consequently help shape, urban space.

The second of the discussions will develop these initial themes by bringing artists Rachel Goodyear and Bernd Behr to present their work and relay their experiences working on the imove commission. Artists film curator Will Rose will join as respondent. At this conversation the relationship between tactile, physical presence and the digital image will provide a base to collectively explore ideas about what we might consider ‘active engagement’ to be.

Both discussions will be facilitated by Andy Abbott and Jenny Harris.
The new commissions will be screened at Leeds Corn Exchange, OK Comics and Leeds Civic Hall as part of Leeds Light Night on Friday 8th October and at locations around The Hepworth Gallery site in Wakefield on the 24th November. / /

Image Credit: Emily Richardson

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