Moving Image: Practice, Criticism, Discourse

Photo of gallery installation, 2014
Hannah Rickards. 'Grey light. Left and right back, high up, two small windows', 2014, installation view. Photo. Asta Meldal Lynge.

The artists, writers and curators in this group are concerned with the theoretical and historical study of artists' moving image, through their practice.

Artists’ Moving Image has been a strength and a defining characteristic of Fine Art at Central Saint Martins for many years. Its courses, staff and graduates have played, and continue to play, an important part in the field - historically, and in an evolving contemporary practice. This group aims to act as a focal point for the diverse activity in  film and video currently pursued by the artists, curators and writers teaching across the Art Programme.

Alongside that individual practice the British Artists Film and Video Study Collection, and the MRes Art: Moving Image course founded with LUX provide an unprecedented context for developing the expanded field of moving image research within contemporary art.

The group is not based upon any orthodoxy and doesn’t strive to construct false commonalities or unifying themes. Instead it aims to articulate and explore ideas and issues recognized through differences in approach while still implicated in what can be understood as specific to the moving image.

Research group convenor: Professor Graham Ellard