Art and the Moving Image Conference
Sunday 07 December 2008. 11am–5pm

BFI Southbank

For the past fifty years, the love/hate affair between art and cinema has triggered vital aesthetic, social and political responses that constantly renew the way we understand our age. This symposium traces the story from early spatial experiments with film and video technologies to the current widespread use of projected images in museums and galleries.

This event also marks the launch of the critical reader Art and the Moving Image. Series editor Charles Esche will introduce presentations (including short screenings) by a number of the authors: Sabeth Buchmann on Helio Oiticica’s Quasi-Cinemas, Bruce Jenkins on Fluxfilms and William Kaizen on the changing status of video. The artist Chantal Akerman will present her own work. Esche will close the event by chairing an open discussion on Art and the Moving Image with the writer and LUX Assistant Director Mike Sperlinger.

George Maciunas
8mm Fluxfilm loops and 8mm hand-held viewer.
Courtesy Robert Watts Studio Archive, New York