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Study Day - The Ruins of the Future: Artists' Moving Image and Architecture

Study Day - The Ruins of the Future: Artists' Moving Image and Architecture

Saturday 20 October

This special study day brings together leading artists Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone, Redmond Entwistle and others to consider how artists' moving image responds to and interrogates architectural space.

Building on the rich history of engagement with space and place in artists' moving image, the artists will present and discuss their own work with reference to that of others. An evening film programme will contextualise and expand on the themes of the day.

Ellard and Johnstone's Neue Museen (2011) focuses on the site of the museum itself – an architecture of encoded knowledge in which the building and the conceit of museological devices share the stage with the collection. It also functions as a specific enquiry into Modernist aspirations for the display of objects. Redmond Entwistle's Monuments (2010) looks similarly at the Modernist inheritance, but by ‘exhuming' some of its key protagonists – Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Smithson and Dan Graham – to revisit sites of some of their key pieces of work as a means by which to think about the (re)development of the urban and suburban.

The day is structured informally, not as an academic symposium, and is as suitable for those with an active knowledge of artists' moving image as those eager simply to explore the moving image beyond the cinema.

Saturday 20 October 11am – 4pm (plus evening film programme)

Location: School Lecture Theatre - SCVA

Price: £10, £8 concessions

Booking: essential. Early-bird booking for Sainsbury Centre Friends only until 9 September inclusive.

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