10am – 6pm, 26 March 2015

Lecture Theatre E002, Central Saint Martins, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4AA

This symposium presents papers by researchers based in Britain and Europe, considering exhibition histories, archives, canons and texts relating to film and video practices since the 1960s. A platform for ongoing work undertaken by doctoral researchers engaged in examining legacies of the moving image, it offers academics, students, curators, artists and others a chance to encounter vital new investigations in the field.

Moving image studies have been readdressing histories of artists’ film and video, expanded cinema, independent, community and activist film/video since the early 2000s. Engaging with diverse theoretical concerns and methodologies, a number of these accounts have set out to re-read canons, create new narratives, and disrupt boundaries between media and forms of film and video making. This symposium aims to explore affinities between diverse research questions, exploring how current research diverges from or develops existing narratives.

The symposium consists of two presentation panels, discussions and screening sessions. During the lunch break, there will be an open event at the British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection. Following the symposium (after 5pm) you are invited to join an event co-organised with students undertaking the MRES Moving Image at CSM (details forthcoming).

The symposium is organised by Claire Holdsworth and Colin Perry, who are currently undertaking PhDs at CSM. Claire M. Holdsworth is an archivist whose AHRC funded research considers British artists’ film and video of the 1980s. Colin Perry’s research focus is experimental documentary in Britain from 1974 to 1990; he is an art writer, and is the Reviews Editor of the Moving Image Review & Art Journal.

For more information see the symposium event page

Full schedule and abstracts will be emailed to those that book, and will be published on the UAL website at the beginning of March. ‘Writing Histories of the Moving Image’ is part of the Research Fortnight coordinated by CSM Research.

This event is free to attend. Limited capacity, booking required.
To book your place please see the event page on the UAL website or follow this link to Eventbrite