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Thought & Image: Processes of Reciprocity

  • Room 308, Richard Hoggart Building Goldsmiths, University of London (map)

Thought & Image:  Processes of Reciprocity

Friday 2 February, 16.00-19.00 | Goldsmiths, University of London

The process by which an idea becomes an image and an image an idea is by no means straight forward, nonetheless this alchemy is the key task Audio Visual PhD students must perform.  We are happy to announce this programme of Master Classes with leading artists who will talk about the generation of ideas and artworks in their current practice. By taking advantage of the collaborative nature of this venture between Goldsmiths,  LUX and Birkbeck we will present a wide variety of subjects and approaches from both UK and internationally based artists.  The series is funded by a CHASE post-graduate training grant to produce six events in this academic year. 

Our first event features Alia Syed, a London and Glasgow based filmmaker who has been making experimental films for over 25 years.  Known for energetic investigations of film’s relationship to time, her practice has included both historical inquiry as well as  formal experimentation (going to the extreme of burying film stock for a period of years).   She will give an account of the ongoing research for her current experimental documentary film, Glasgow, relating the way in which the project developed and expanded from the once simple task of returning to Glasgow after a 2 decade long absence to care for her ailing father. 

The Master Class will take place from 16.00-19.00 on Friday 2 February at Goldsmiths, University of London, Richard Hoggart Building, Room 308. 

The training is open to:

Earlier Event: 31 January
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Later Event: 23 February
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