Val Williams looks back at Peter Mitchell and Leeds in the 1970s – Sara Davidmann takes’ Ken’ to the ALMS conference – Corinne Silva, Eva Sajovic, Alice Cazenave and Melanie King make a huge cyanotype - Ed Clarke, Crofton Black and Max Houghton at the Frontline Club.
Posted by Melanie King on 3rd June 2016 at 12:00am
It’s been a very busy summer at PARC. We staged the second Moose on the Loose Biennale of Research: Archives in Time and Space, which took place across LCC and externally from May 5- 23. With 36 exhibitions events in the programme, including symposia, workshops, conferences, publications, new work, residencies, study days and in conversations, this was the most ambitious Moose yet. The full programme can be found at www.mooseontheloose.net, and some highlights were Women and Wit: Firecracker symposium; The People’s Bureau in Residence; Alexander Cooper: 6 Arctic Animals: LCC Letterpress Workshop: David Campany on working with the Walker Evans Archive; Shadows symposium, convened by the London Alternative Photography Collective with PARC; Corinne Silva: Garden State;Anna Fox: The Workstations Files from the Camerawork Archives, curated by Robin Christian ; Scar: Photographs from the Siege of Sarajevo by Paul Lowe, curated by Val Williams.
Posted by Melanie King on 6th August 2015 at 12:00am
Dear Friends, Colleagues, Contributors,
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.
Look forward to seeing you in May!
Val Williams and the Moose Team
Posted by Val Williams on 10th April 2015 at 12:00am
A research talk by Anne Tallentire: ‘Photography and Action’
Wednesday 4 March 2015, 4.30.
Street Lecture Theatre, London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle.
The Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary Research Hub at LCC is pleased to announce a research talk by Professor Anne Tallentire. This talk will focus on how photography operates materially and conceptually in relation to Tallentire’s performance, drawing, video and text works. Focusing on ‘Nowhere else’ (2010) and ‘From in and with’ (2014) she will explore how processes of assembling and re-ordering become the means to investigate constituents of place and daily life and the overlooked in primarily urban situations.
‘This and other things’, a major retrospective of Tallentire’s work was held at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin in 2010. In 1999 she represented Ireland at The Venice Biennale. More recently she has exhibited at Hollybush Gardens, London (2012). Group shows include ‘Winter Garden’, Flat Time House, London (2015); ‘Keywords: art Culture and Society in 1980’s Britain’, Tate Liverpool (2014); ‘At-your-service’, Technicki Muzej, Zagreb, Croatia, (2014); ‘Le Monde Physique’, La Galerie, Contemporary Art Centre, Noisy-Le-Sec, Paris (2011). As part of work-seth/tallentire, with John Seth shows include ‘Densité ± 0’, Fri-Art, Fribourg, Switzerland; ‘0044’ PSI, New York and ‘Sum of the Parts’, South London Gallery (2002 – 4). Tallentire worked until 2014 at CSM, UAL where she was a Professor of Fine Art and co-founder of the Double agents Research Project. Her book ‘Object of a life’, was published by Copy Press in 2013.
The Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary Research Hub was established in 2013 and builds on LCC's international reputation for conceptual photography.
Please direct enquiries to Wiebke Leister: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by UAL Communities of Practice fund.
Posted by Melanie King on 19th February 2015 at 12:00am
PARC member Professor Tom Hunter has organised a visiting speaker programme for 2015.
These talks will be held in the main lecture theatre at London College of Communication, at 2pm on Wednesdays.
28 January- Alfonso Borragán, artist, photographer. http://www.alfonsoborragan.com
4 February- Alumni talk-Rosaline Shannavaz (alumni, photographer), Rebecca Scheinberg (alumni, photographer), Gregory Barker (alumni, editor Hotshoe Magazine)
11 February- Mishka Henner. http://www.mishkahenner.com
18 February- Gavin Turk, artist. http://gavinturk.com
25 February- Sophy Rickett, photographer, artist and LCC Lecturer. http://www.grimaldigavin.com/section/artists/sophy-rickett/images
4 March- Harry Borden, photographer. http://harryborden.co.uk
11 March- Nick Waplington, photographer, artist and skateboarder. http://nickwaplington.co.uk/diary
25 March- Simon Norfolk, photographer. http://www.simonnorfolk.com
Posted by Melanie King on 27th January 2015 at 12:00am