Event Date: 21 May 2013
43 Gordon Sq
Birkbeck, University of London
London WC1H 0PD
Birkbeck Arts Week 2013
Film maker Mark Lewis in conversation with writer David Campany
Mark Lewis makes films and digital works. By using film as a gallery medium, he investigates the process of cinema production while also taking into consideration the wider tradition of photography and art. Recent films like Man (2012), Smoker at Spitalfields (2012) and City Road 24 March (2012) make direct reference to the pictorial exploration of the everyday, and in his piece Black Mirror at the National Gallery (2011) the interaction between the museum space, the mirror and the cinematic camera becomes a collaborative exercise for observation and composition making. In 2009 he represented Canada at the 53rd Venice Biennale.
David Campany is a writer and curator. His books include Art and Photography (Phaidon, 2003), Photography and Cinema (Reaktion, 2008), Jeff Wall: Picture for Women (Afterall / MIT, 2010), and Walker Evans: the Magazine Work (Steidl, 2013). In 2010 he curated ‘Anonymes: Unnamed America in Photography and Film’, for Le Bal in Paris. Later this year he curates major shows of the work of Mark Neville (at The Photographer’s Gallery) and Victor Burgin (at Ambika P3). In collaboration with BIMI (Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image).
Film showing: “Outside the National Gallery” (2011) and “Black Mirror at the National Gallery” (2011)
Film showing: “Beirut” (2011)