Starting with the impact and influence of three key avant-garde films of the 1970’s - Mulvey and Wollen’s Riddles of the Sphinx (1977), Michael Snow’s La Région Centrale (1971) and Chris Welsby’s Seven Days (1974), I will discuss and explore my own engagement with the panoramic image from early single screen videotapes through to gallery and site-specific installation to my current work with 360 immersive imaging.
In addition to an exploration of the various technological and creative functions, applications and operations, I am interested in the notion of the “camera machine” and its role in challenging the tradition of the “subjective eye” of the photographic artist and film-maker poet, including the so-called “narcissistic” tendency of the video medium.
Artist and writer Chris Meigh Andrews, Emeritus Professor of Electronic & Digital Art at the University of Central Lancashire, has been making and exhibiting video and installations internationally since the mid 1970‘s. He has written extensively on the history and context of artists’ video. His influential book 'A History of Video Art' (Bloomsbury, London, 2006 and 2013; Sangensha, Tokyo, 2013; China Pictorial, Beijing, 2018) provides an overview of the development of artists’ video since its inception.
- 12:15 Around and About: An Exploration and Discussion into My Continued Fascination with the 360 Degree Panoramic View
Prof. Chris Meigh Andrews
University of Central Lancashire
Department of Digital Arts
Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences
- 13:15 Coffee Break
- 13:30 Informal Discussion
Light refreshments will be served.
Entrance is free, but kindly reserve a place by sending an email.