Chelsea College of Art MA in Critical Writing & Curatorial Practice,
Sheffield Hallam University MA Curating Contemporary Art, and The Centre
for Curatorial Studies, University of Essex
This symposium establishes discussion on the role of video as architectural, ideological and political, and as capable of powerful experiential affect. This is something that has increasingly been attended to in video art and its curation, but the consequences of identifying video in this way have been attended to less. Taking this up we intend to discuss how determining video in this way proposes new questions regarding the politics of art, and our experience of it in the context of contemporary democracy.
If the video image can be experienced as a facet of the architectural, as material and object-based, then how do these constructs establish themselves as part of our lived reality?
To what extent can an expanded idea of curation take on and reflect new shifts in approaches to the materiality and affect of images as demonstrated in new philosophical, architectural and video-arts practices?
Can new attitudes to video and the curation of video works move us beyond an assumed understanding of shared public space (the place of ‘everyday’ experience) as authentic, real and distinct from the experiences produced through video?
How can this understanding of video and the curatorial inform and transform our comprehension of public shared space?
Special Guest speakers include: