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.
Artistic Director at the Walker Art Centre, Fionn Meade discussed the past year of Walker Moving Image Commissions with artists including James Richards and Moyra Davey (in relation to Derek Jarman), Uri Aran and Shahryar Nashat (in relation to Marcel Broodthaers) and, most recently, Leslie Hewitt (in relation to Bruce Conner). In talking through these works and the approach underpinning the Moving Image Commissions, Meade addressed the figures invoked, while also connecting this to the Walker’s current exhibition, Ordinary Pictures (February 27, 2016 – October 9, 2016).
Video produced by John Verheaven.