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.
This video begins with a Welcome and Introduction to the Symposium by Julia Paoli, Assistant Curator at The Power Plant. In her Introduction, Paoli invites the audience to consider the the relationship between stillness and motion, how the two are defined through and against one another, and why this exchange is considered fundamental to moving image theory and discourse.
Defined through and against one another, the relationship between stillness and motion is fundamental to moving image theory and discourse, and remains a central examination in many artists’ work.
The first presentation by Sohrab Mohebbi, Assistant Curator at REDCAT, elaborates on a text that he recently wrote on the subject of “the right to one’s self image.” Considering photography’s universal claim to show the plight and joy
of humans to humans, can we imagine an image economy administered and regulated by a universal legal structure?
Video produced by John Verhaeven.