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 Jean-Paul Kelly’s presentation focused on investigations of digital image streams in his exhibitions and videos. Through examples of his work, Kelly reflected on how philosophi¬cally and physically “working-through” these documents has emerged as an autonomic process demanding constant analysis. Kelly mediated his presentation through Jacques Lacan’s treatise on ethics and its famous reading of the Sophocles’ heroine Antigone as “in-between-two-deaths”; allegorizing photog¬raphy and cinema’s contemporary space and time as this shared, immortal zone.
Video produced by John Verheaven.