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
Val, Brigitte and Robin joined a Conscientious Communicators fieldtrip to Bodiam, Sussex from 10-11 September. We stayed in small wooden huts at the heart of Quarry Farm and spent two days learning how to forage wild food, how to make paper from fungi pulp, and paint from pigments found in the wild. It was a remarkable experience, with foraging interspersed with wonderful food cooked by Fergus and James over the campfire and many conversations about sustainability and the ways in which we can explore and celebrate this at UAL, particularly in the context of Green Month. We are a great group of people at LCC/UAL, but, bound up in our own projects and groups as we are, maybe we don't always realise how important we are to each other.
Thanks as ever to Sarah and Tara, who organized the trip (we missed you Tara!) to Fergus and James, who led the event and did all the cooking, and to Natalie Brett, Head of LCC, who had the foresight and the imagination to fund it.
For more information about Fergus Drennan's remarkable work,and for dates of the one-day courses he organizes, see http://www.fergustheforager.co.uk
Posted by Val Williams on 12th September 2014 at 12:00am
On a balmy August evening, Val and Grace Lau of PhotoHastings saw 'Finding Vivian Maier' at the Hampstead Everyman cinema. We had recently arranged a screening of the film at the wonderful Hastings Electric Palace cinema to be shown as part of the partnership between PARC and PhotoHastings, along with the very first showing of Robin Christian's new short film 'From Robert's'. 'Finding Vivian Maier' , the story of the vast collection of negatives made by Maier, who worked as a nanny in the US, is remarkable on many levels. It reveals Maier's work, a major discovery for photo historians, and also explores her life and the archives and possessions found after her death.
Robert's Rummage is a Hastings Old Town institution, owned and run by Robert Mucci. Located on the High Street, it is the repository of many small and intriguing objects, boxes of photographs and postcards, kitchenware, tools, books, door handles, lamps and a thousand other things. Val has been a regular vistor to Robert's since she moved to Hastings in 2008, and began grouping and exhibiting objects bought from the shop when she was invited to show 'Pictures from Robert's' in Finds 1 at LCC in 2011.She has now assembled 'Postcards from Roberts', which will be shown at ParcSpace in October, 2014, as apart of the partnership with PhotoHasting. Robin's fim is in the making during August, and we will be publishing more information about it in September.
Booking for the screening of Finding Vivian Maier and From Robert's will open in September at www.electricpalacecinema.com
Posted by Val Williams on 6th August 2014 at 12:00am
Two Days in Kent
PARC went to Kent on 10 and 11 July, for Beyond the View-(New) Perspectives on Seaside Photography. The two day conference was organized by Rob Ball and Karen Shepherdson for the South East Archive of Seaside Photography, Canterbury Christ Church University.
Val was the Conference Responder, and Brigitte gave a keynote paper on her work with the Reeves Studio archive in Lewes. Audrey Linkman opened the conference with a keynote paper. For the full programme, visit http://www.beyondtheview.org. A new book 'Beyond the View: (New) Perspectives on Seaside Photography', edited by Rob Ball and Karen Shepherson, was also published and is highly recommended.
The conference was in two parts- the first (July 10) took place at the Sidney Cooper Gallery in Canterbury, and the second (July 11 ) at Turner Contemporary in Margate, where Martin Parr (SEAS Patron) was in conversation with Stephen Bull, of Brighton University.
This interesting and important new conference has laid the foundations of new study of the seaside and its many meanings, visually, culturally and historically. Fergus Heron, Melanie Friend and Anne Leighton Marshall discussed the ways in which their practice is informed by the notion of 'coast', Rebecca Smith of the National Media Museum explored 'socialism at the seaside' via the archives of The Daily Herald , while Mike Chopra Grant investigated 'the beach, the body and the carnivalesque'.
Martin Parr's in conversation with Stephen Bull probed Parr's continuing fascination with the beach, seen in many of his photo series, and Martin's book signing was as well attended as ever.
Highlight of the conference was the exhibition 'Beyond the View: Reframing the Sunbeam Photographic Collection', curated by Rob Ball and Karen Shepherdson at the Sidney Cooper Gallery. This powerful and carefully researched show examined the archives of the Sunbeam company, whose photographers for many years documented life in the south of England. Particularly interesting was the projection , 'Men. Women', compiled by a member of the project team.
Val's conference response should be available on the PARC website soon. Brigitte's exhibition about the Reeves Photography studio opens in Lewes on 4 October 2014.
Thanks to the SEAS group for devising such a fascinating programme, looking after all the speakers and delegates so well, and for giving us such a great start to the summer!
Posted by Val Williams on 5th August 2014 at 12:00am