This seminar precedes the panel discussion, Performing Photographs, and is led by Carol Mavor, Visiting Professor of Art at the Royal College of Art and Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester.
The seminar interrogates the relationship of photography and performance, through discussion and engaging with a key text on Photography and Affect, which will be circulated prior to the seminar. The panel discussion, Performing Photographs: Photography, performance and affect will take place after the seminar.
Resurgence in interest around photography’s relationship to performance has increased the awareness of the photograph both as documentation and as a performative work in itself. Recent international exhibitions have explored photography’s relationship to ‘performance’ and the differing ways that artists have used the camera in this arena. Performing photographs looks at how the performative is located within the photograph itself, and in the relationship of the image to the viewer, as well as photography’s relationship to the written and spoken word.
This event is related to the talk Performing photographs: Photography, performance and affect