Featuring film screenings, discussion and an artists' workshop, Looking Back into the Future –a symposium on artist moving image practice
invites the New Zealand artist moving image community to Auckland this August 29-31. Over three days a range of international and local presenters come together to consider issues of the surrounding production, networks and value in the moving image. Presented by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand in association with Elam School of Fine Arts at The University of Auckland, with the support of the British Council, Creative New Zealand and The Audio Foundation.
With so many highlights where to begin?
Day 1 (Aug 29) we kick off the event at the Academy Cinema with a screening of Luke Fowler's film All Divided Selves. A Turner Prize finalist in 2012, All Divided Selves uses archival footage and new material shot by Fowler to examines the work of radical Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing. Tickets $8, purchased on the night.
Day 2 (Aug 30) we present Looking Back into the Future a round table discussion examining every facet of the artist moving image economy; from curation to collection. Panellists include our two international keynotes Benjamin Cook (Director LUX, London) and Dr May Adadol Ingawanij, (University of Westminster/Bangkok Experimental Film Festival). Local speakers include Alex Monteith (Artist, Academic) and Michelle Menzies (Curator, Adam Art Gallery). In the afternoon Looking Back into the Future will also present new commissioned programmes of single channel work curated by Dr Richard MacDonald (University of Westminster), Dr May Adadol Ingawanij and Martin Rumsby (New Zealand). Free Attendance.
On Day 3 (Aug 31) The Auratic Film, a workshop led by Benjamin Cook, (Director, LUX, London) examining the value of the moving image in an age of infinite reproduceability (Aug 31). Note: workshop numbers strictly limited - book by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. $40 per person.
This event promises to be a unmissable event for artists, curators and anyone working in the field of artists moving image. More information here