Looking, Mediated

4 December 2014

Talbot Rice Gallery
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Johann Arens, Marte e Venere – A Handheld Monument, 2013. Courtesy of the artist.

Looking, Mediated is a new screening programme of moving image works by artists who utilise, address and challenge contemporary forms of visual experience. Often traversing formal boundaries, these works explore how we view and interact with imagery today, and how these interactions inform social and cultural relationships both on and off the screen. Through forms of audio-visual production such as green screen, 3D animation, avatars, ASMR, image galleries, self-broadcast and interpretative documentary, the potential of the screen as a site for the departure from, or surrogate for, reality is interrogated.

Looking, Mediated is curated by Matt Carter for LUX.

For this screening, artist Fabienne Hess has been commissioned to make a new work, The Least Important, Talbot Rice Gallery, an image archive containing the least important images submitted by the audience of Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh. The Least Important is the second in a series of works, first commissioned for Art Licks Weekend, London in October 2014.

Harun Farocki’s work is included with kind support from Video Data Bank, Chicago.


Johann Arens, Marte e Venere – A Handheld Monument, 2013. HD video, 10 min 8 sec.

Patrick Hough, Object Interviews (Part I), 2013. HD video, 6 min 7 sec.

Helen Carmel Benigson, The Future Queen of the Screen, 2011. HD video, 9 min 18 sec.

Lucy Clout, Shrugging Offing, 2013. HD video, 10 min 39 sec.

Patrick Hough, Object Interviews (Part III), 2014. Site specific commission, 5 min 30 sec.

Richard Healy The Pines, 2014. HD video, 4 min 50 sec.

Harun Farocki, Parallel IV, 2014. HD video, 12 min.