This one-day symposium invited audiences to consider different ways in which the relationship between still and moving images is mobilized in contemporary artistic practice. Featuring contributions from artists, curators and scholars, presentations covered theoretical and practice-led perspectives on the topic, offering new approaches to thinking about their relationship in an age of image proliferation.
Toronto-based artist Annie MacDonell discussed her current work in progress, Holding Still // Holding Together, which uses video to restage still images of current and historical political protests. The project asks how an authentic response to the imposed disaster of contemporary life can be constructed and sifts through the strategies of passive resistance in search of clues.
Video produced by John Verhaeven.