Black Box/White Cube: Viewing contexts for Artists’ Moving Image

31 July 2019

CCA Glasgow
The Clubroom
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Jamie Crewe, Adultress, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

This discussion event sets out to investigate the evolving role of the moving image in contemporary art.

As galleries and museums equip for high quality black box’ viewing spaces for artists moving image, this discussion seeks to explore the viewing conditions of the black box’ and the white cube’ and what can come from the tensions between the two.

In a series of short presentation from artists and moving image practitioners, different perspective on modes of presentation and contexts for viewing will be shared in tandem with creative processes.

Elaborating on the social functions of the cinema and the gallery, the experiences of the viewer as well as the intentions of the artist, will be explored in relation to the architecture of these respective spaces and the important social value of shared viewing spaces and experiences through discussion with the guest speakers and event audience.

With speakers including artists Emanuel Almborg, Jamie Crewe and academic Sarah Smith, chaired by Steven Cairns, Curator of Artists Film and Moving Image, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Presented in association with the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and the Art & Screen Network.

With Art Fund support.

Emanuel Almborg

Emanuel Almborg is an artist based in London and Stockholm. He works in a wide range of media, primarily moving image. He finished the Whitney Independent Study program in New York, 2015 and is currently a PhD candidate at The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. His work has recently been shown at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Whitechapel Gallery, London and Cell Project Space, London.

Jamie Crewe

Jamie Crewe is a beautiful bronze figure with a polished cocotte’s head. They live and work in Glasgow.

Dr Sarah Smith

Dr Sarah Smith is a Reader in Visual Culture at the Glasgow School of Art, where she has taught experimental and artists’ film and feminist art since 2001. Her research is interdisciplinary, drawing on art history, film and media studies and curatorial practice. She is aleading expert on experimental and artists’ film and also regularly publishes on feminist art and Irish visual culture.

Her forthcoming publications include a book chapter on Scottish artist Rachel Mclean for an anthology on Women Artists, Feminism and the Moving Image(2019) and a monograph Cinema in the Gallery: The Movies in Artists’ Film and Video(2020). She is a peer reviewer and Editorial Board member for a number of academic journals and publishers and has published with leading journals such as Feminist Media Studies, Sculpture Journaland Screen.