The Operative Image – approaches to the political in contemporary moving image practices
Feb 2019,
LUX & ICA, London

What can an image do? How does the image represent? How does the image convey a historical narrative or event?
This workshop will focus on viewing and discussing various contemporary artists’ moving image works that reflect on contemporary political thought.

We will investigate the complexity of media and consider the production and employment of images to reveal both its power and its highly malleable nature. Formal experimentation and innovation will be central to the works, including the consideration of performance and retelling of histories, the personal perspective, witnessing, the forensic, colonialism, post-ethnography, and issues around representation.

This two-day workshop led by curator Aily Nash is a collaboration between LUX and the Institute of Contemporary Arts.