Saturday 3rd December 2pm
HERE IS INFORMATION. MOBILISE An Afternoon for Ian White
A special afternoon of presentations celebrating Ian White's life and influence through contributions by a range of artists who worked with him. Contributors will include Ed Atkins, Giles Bailey, Rosa Barba, Cinenova, Kim Coleman, James Hollands, Claire Hope, Ghislaine Leung, Anja Kirschner, Matthew Noel-Tod, Gail Pickering, Laure Prouvost, Rachel Reupke, Kerstin Schroedinger, Grace Schwindt, Cara Tolmie, Paul Abbott, Phil Collins, Kathryn Elkin, Andy Lacey, Helen Benigson and more.
Part of a weekend of events celebrating the life and work of Ian White. By the time of his early death in 2013, Ian White was a uniquely influential figure: an artist, performer, curator, teacher and writer, whose ideas had affected a generation of artists working with the moving image. Throughout his various roles, he developed a constellation of concepts around ‘cinema’ – understood by him less as a physical space, or a particular canon of films, but rather as a set of social practices open to radical (political) possibilities. This weekend marks the publication of Here is Information. Mobilise. Selected Writings by Ian White edited by Mike Sperlinger and published by LUX.
OTHER EVENTS IN SERIES
Friday 2nd December 7.30pm
HERE IS INFORMATION. MOBILISE. The Ian White Lecture: Minus Signs by Gregg Bordowitz / Plus Book Launch
Free, Booking through Eventbrite
The inaugural Ian White Lecture, a new annual lecture series which celebrates the provocative and enquiring spirit of Ian White, will this year will be delivered by Gregg Bordowitz. The lecture will be followed by the launch of Here is Information. Mobilise. Selected Writings by Ian White published by LUX.
Gregg Bordowitz is an artist and writer. For the past three years, Bordowitz turned his attention to performance. He wrote and directed Sex Mitigating Death: On Discourse and Drives: A Meditative Poem, presented at the Tate Modern, London in 2011. He also directed and wrote an opera titled The History of Sexuality Volume One By Michel Foucault: An Opera, which premiered at Tanzquartier Wien, Austria in 2010. His most recent book, General Idea:Imagevirus, was published by Afterall Books in 2010. A collection of his writings — titled The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous and Other Writings 1986-2003 — was published by MIT Press in 2004. His films, including Fast Trip Long Drop(1993), A Cloud In Trousers (1995), The Suicide (1996), and Habit (2001) have been widely shown in festivals, museums, movie theaters, and broadcast internationally. He teaches in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and he is on the faculty of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.
Sunday 4th December 11-4pm
HERE IS INFORMATION. MOBILISE. Films
£5, Booking through ICA
An afternoon of films made with and dedicated to Ian White including the following titles plus special introductions. Including: Gentlemen - Nick Relph and Oliver Payne (2003), When you Fall into a Trance, Emily Wardill (2014), Stoneymollan Trail - Charlotte Prodger (2015) , Mercy, Mercy, Mercy Showreel (2014) - Various Artists/ James Richards, El Mirage - Martin Gustavsson (2015), Monolog - Laure Provoust (2009) and more.
Here is Information. Mobilise. Selected Writings will be available to purchase over the weekend, or is available online directly from LUX’s online shop.