Moving the Image: Photography and its actions

Moving The Image proposes that the contemporary conditions of photography might be best understood through an expanded conception of its actions, gestures and performativities.

at Camberwell Space

Moving The Imageproposes that the contemporary conditions of photography might be best understood through an expanded conception of its actions, gestures and performativities. The conventional still/moving dialectic that focuses upon what is within and not around the image, which shapes many conventional discourses of the photographic, belies a multitude of industrial and social functions which constitute a wider ‘photographic universe’, including processes of production, interventions and mediations, and formal and informal channels of distribution.

The exhibition proposes that photographic images are not at all static, but are instead shaped and altered through a multitude of processes and encounters, becoming, performative and playful. Exhibiting the work of contemporary artists experimenting with the photograph's forms and manifestations, the exhibition explores how thephotographic image comes about through a creative tussle between the human and the machinic: doing so, it proposes aphotographybeyond theromantic languageof thephotographer's eye, or the doubtfulneutrality the document. In its place, photography emerges as acomplex, contradictory and challenging object, acting with us and upon us.

Artists in the exhibition include: Lou Cantor, Liz Deschenes, Discipula, David Horvitz, Steff Jamieson, Kensuke Koike, Taisuke Koyama, Louise Lawler,John MacLean,Sarah Pickering, Salvo, Dayanita Singh,Clare Strand, Dafna Talmor, Edouard Taufenbach and Corinne Vionnet. The exhibition will include a special new iteration of Sarah Pickering’s Reverse Pickpocket and Pickpocket Workshop, originally commissioned for Manifesta 11, Zurich, in 2016.

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Opening Times
Preview: Thursday 18 April
23 April – 1 June 2019
Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm
Saturday, 12-4pm

Where
Camberwell Space
Camberwell College of Arts 45 - 65 Peckham Road
London
SE5 8UF