PLASTIK Festival: Spectatorship in Question

22 February 2015

PLASTIK Festival: Spectatorship in Question. Chaired by writer and researcher Maeve Connolly with guest speakers Jesse Jones (artist) Filipa Ramos (Vdrome) Lucy Reynolds (Central St Martins).
Sunday 22nd February | 4pm

Sunday 22nd February | 4pm
Studio 6 | Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
Free Event. Please click here to book your free ticket.

Chaired by writer and researcher Maeve Connolly with guest speakers Jesse Jones (artist) Filipa Ramos (Vdrome) Lucy Reynolds (Central St Martins).

This panel revisits the concept of spectatorship to consider its continued viability and relevance for contemporary practice, in light of social and technological changes in the making, exhibition, viewing and sharing of moving images. During the 1970s, many artists and filmmakers were particularly interested in psychoanalytic and Marxist theorisations of the spectator, often focusing their attention on the movie theatre as the primary setting for viewing moving images. By the early 2000s, however, this relatively abstract model of spectatorship had given way to a more expansive understanding of diverse contexts, practices and cultures of reception, bringing about a renewed interest in the material and social architectures of shared viewing, whether associated with the gallery, museum or cinema. Informed by these shifts, the panel will consider new approaches to the question of spectatorship, in theory and practice. The discussion will bring together diverse perspectives, referencing examples from film history as well as models from philosophy and the life sciences.

In association with Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire (IADT)

This February, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to co-host PLASTIK, the inaugural international festival of artists’ moving image. PLASTIK emerges from collaboration between Critical Forum Dublin (a meeting group for artists involved in the moving image), LUX, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and the Irish Film Institute. It is made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council.

This is a free but ticketed event. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information on PLASTIK Festival events, please click here.