Abandoned Projectors: A Pavilion Forum | 8 Nov
A cluster of artists and thinkers will gather for a day of presentations, screenings and discussions
Venue: Leeds Art Gallery
Dates and Times:
Thursday 8th November (11am – 5pm)
£4.50 / £3.50 (concessions)
(Students attend free of charge, booking essential)
Note:For more information or to book contact:
anna [at] pavilion.org.uk or the Abandoned Projectors Eventbrite page
Film Still: Rosa Barba, The Long Road, 2010, 35-mm film, colour, optical sound, 6.14 min. Courtesy of the artist, carlier | gebauer, Berlin and Gió Marconi, Milan © VG Bild-Kunst, Rosa Barba.
Pavilion is exploring the phenomenon and potential of an alternate, uncomprehending and analytical look that is at play in a number of current art practices. Lucy Skaer’s artwork Film for an Abandoned Projector (Pavilion, 2011), is a removed look at the once animated mechanisms of analogue film. Pamela Rosenkranz takes a similarly blank, curious, but non-participatory look at the aesthetic concept of the sublime, as described by Robin Mackay in his paper, Art and the Practice of Non-Philosophy (Pavilion, 2012). Briony Fer’s paper, From Glass Eye to Cat’s Eye articulates a resistant, corporeal and polemical look (Pavilion, 2011).
A cluster of artists and thinkers will gather for a day of presentations, screenings and discussions anchored by this issue. Melvin Moti, Gintaras Didziapetris, Jonas Zakaitis and Aurime Aleksandraviciute will contribute. Anthony Paul Smith will present a new essay by French philosopher François Laruelle: Photo-Fiction: A Non-Standard Aesthetics. Screenings of Rosa Barba’s The Long Road and Lucy Skaer’s The Margins of July will be included. The forum aims to open up questions to form the basis of a set of future projects and collaborations with Leeds Art Gallery.