The Biennial hosts a series of chaired panel discussions and talks, presented in association with Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), exploring current issues in contemporary Artists’ Moving Image practice.

Theatricality and Staging
Saturday 26 May, 2.30pm, ICA Theatre
Chaired by curator and writer Bridget Crone.
With curator Vanessa Desclaux, artist Beatrice Gibson, and Pil and Galia Kollectiv.

Recent debates have disrupted and complicated the separation between theatre and performance, but what do these debates mean for the moving image – how does the image itself become live and material in form? A distinguished panel tackles subjects raised in The Sensible Stage: Staging the Moving Image, a new collection of essays edited by Bridget Crone.

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Cinema as Art
Saturday 26 May, 4.30pm, ICA Theatre
Chaired by writer, researcher and lecturer Maeve Connolly.
With artist Jesse Jones; artist, curator and writer Ian White; and artist, writer and curator Lucy Reynolds.

Considering the cinema as a suitable site for Artists’ Film and Moving Image, the panel discusses the shifting contexts of collective viewing and investigates how showing moving image work in the gallery, cinema or screening room can challenge the ways we engage with Artists’ Moving Image.

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Global Centres
Sunday 27 May, 2.30pm, ICA Theatre
Chaired by writer and academic May Adadol Ingawanij.
With curator Shanay Jhaveri, writer and curator Omar Kholeif, and others.

Globalism and the art world’s dependence on the market question the need for a new global centre. Considering the political and demographic shifts of the 20th century, the panel discusses moving image practice from a variety of global locations.

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Artists’ Long-form Filmmaking
Sunday 27 May, 4.30pm, ICA Theatre
Chaired by Stuart Comer, Curator of Film at Tate Modern, London.
With filmmaker John Akomfrah, artist Ben Rivers, and producer Kate Ogborn.

A distinguished panel discusses the realities and practicalities of artists’ long-form filmmaking. With the rise of artists working in feature-length productions, questions of audience, sustainability and infrastructure are raised.

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