Writing Photographs Lecture series at London College of Communication

Writing Photographs

Lecture series at London College of Communication, June 2016

Wednesdays, 16.00-18.00, Lecture Theatre B 

The Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary Research Hub at LCC is pleased to announce a series of research talks thinking about the relationship of photography and writing – and how photographs are expanded, altered and dissected through text. Talks will be introduced by short presentations of works by current students and alumni.

1 June 2016, 4.00-6.00, LTB

Adrian Rifkin: ‘Talking Writing into a Corner, or on research without ends’

Adrian Rifkin works with film and cinema, classical and popular music, canonical art and mass imagery, literature and pornography. Until recently he was Professor of Art Writing at Goldsmiths.                

Website and blog: gai-savoir.net                                                                                             

Presentations: Asa Johanesson (PhD), James Wilde (BAP3), Jessie McLaughlin (MAP15) Followed from 6.00 by drinks and book launch of ‘The Skin of the Image’, P&CI.

8 June 2016, 4.00-6.00, LTB

Hayley Newman: 'The Touch of an Eye'

The written images in the worlds I create operate as both smokescreen and window; denying and giving access to an event. I do not try to represent things truthfully, rather extend the visual world inwards and outwards to encompass that which is visually observed, what is experienced by other organs and senses and what can be imagined.

Hayley Newman, visual artist, Reader in Fine Art and co-ordinator of the practice-led PhD option at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (UCL). Author of the novella Common, written as self-appointed artist-in-residence in the City of London in 2011 and member of the art/activist collective Liberate Tate, she is committed to working collectively around the current ecological and social crisis.

Webpage: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slade/people/academic/profile/HJENE78

Presentations: Marcia Michael (PhD), Patricia Atzur (BAP3), Sabrina Fuller (MAP16)

15 June 2016, 4.00-6.00, LTB

Kreidler/O’Leary: ‘Word, Image and Situated Practice’

In this cross-platform survey we shall examine a number of works, looking specifically at the role of word and image in our nomadic, situated practice. How do words – and, by extension, the architecture of sentences, paragraphs and essays – operate within, beside and beyond the image to open and communicate meaning?                                                                                                                        

Kreider + O’Leary are a poet and architect who collaborate to make work in sites such as prisons, military sites, film locations, landscape gardens and desert environments. Dr Kristen Kreider is Reader in Poetry and Poetics at Royal Holloway, University of London. James O’Leary is Lecturer in Architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.                                                              

Website: http://www.kreider-oleary.net                                                                                    

Presentations: Albi Gualtieri (BAP3), Brenda Vega (MAP16)

Please RSVP or direct enquiries to Wiebke Leister w.leister@lcc.arts.ac.uk                                      

For updates see: http://writing-photographs.tumblr.com

Funded by UAL Communities of Practice fund and LCC Research Hub funding. 


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