MOOSE ON THE LOOSE 2015
We’re pleased to announce the launch of the Moose on the Loose 2015 website at www.mooseontheloose.net.
Booking for all the events is now open, and in 2015 Moose ranges from photography to film, encountering histories, opinions, discoveries, artworks and communities.
With events at the Elephant and Castle, Chelsea, Camberwell, Central London and even on the Kent coast, Moose offers surprise, stimulation and revelations in a bespoke biennale.
The 2015 Moose on the Loose exhibition programme is based around archives of time, place and community, from Paul Lowe’s panoramas of war-torn Bosnia, to the making of Work Stations, Anna Fox’s chronicle of 1980s’ office life. From the archive objects in the Radical Attic to the wandering Museum of Reinvention to the file cards created by the Directory of British Photography Collections in the 1970s, the archive is mediated by contemporary curatorial vision.
As commentators discuss the resonance of the digital, emerging photographers revert to the analogue. Shadows, a symposium created by the London Alternative Photography network in partnership with PARC, will explore this.
David Campany will deliver the Moose on the Loose 2015 Lecture, on the magazine work of Walker Evans. We are also delighted to be working with Alexander Cooper of LCC Letterpress, who has created a new set of works-Six Arctic Animals.
Moose Cinema is a major part of the 2015 biennale. Finding Vivian Maier uses archives to explore family and society and is screened for the Women and Wit Firecracker symposium. In a new film To be Destroyed, Sara Davidmann’s journey from archive to artwork is an extraordinary family story. Film archive is explored via films by Len Lye, and film as information is profiled in a selection of shorts from the 1940s to the 1990s. The film archive of photographer Martin Parr reveals work from the late 1990s to the present, with Parr in conversation with Nicholas Barker at LCC. Pratap Rughani’s documentary filmmaking will play a prominent part in the Moose Cinema programme.
Study days and roundtable discussions unpick topics which are current in theoretical and historical thinking: the presence of feminism in photography, the synergy between photography and performance.
We have also invited the artist instigators of the People’s Bureau, based at the Elephant and Castle to engage with Moose with a residency based around their community archive, inviting cross- community participation and collaboration at a time of immense change.
Come and join us at Moose on the Loose 2015 - see the exhibitions, join the conversations, take time out in the Moose Cinema, seek out Moose across London, from Bloomsbury to Chelsea and further afield, to events in Kent and Sussex. It’s all free, you’re all welcome.