A Polyphonic Essay On Memory at NEON Festival

Unit 6, Vision Building 20 Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, 9th November 2017

Performance, Presentation & Discussion Event: A Polyphonic Essay On Memory

Alexandra Ross, Gayle Meikle & Laura Leuzzi

Presented as part of NEON Festival.

Drawing from the REWIND Artists Video Archive and research project EWVA, a Polyphonic Essay on Memory was a performance, presentation and discussion on the theme of memory generated through artworks selected from the REWIND Artists Video Archive and research project EWVA (European Women’s Video Art in the 70s and 80s). Each curator unveiled their selected artworks to one another and the audience simultaneously.

This format agitated expected conventions and the mediated response of presenting artworks to an audience, introducing a live, spontaneous element of performance in which the curators responded in the moment. As such, this event proffered an alternative entry to reading artworks and was recommended to those interested in the expanded field of the curatorial. Live essaying drew from individually gathered archives of material and unfolded, surrounded and contextualised the presented video artworks.

About the Project A Polyphonic Essay On… is an ongoing collaboration between Alexandra Ross and Gayle Meikle. The first iteration was commissioned by Transart and presented at the Transart Triennale in Berlin 2016.

This edition was generously supported by the AHRC funded research project EWVA, based at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee (Scotland). Led by the British video pioneers Professor Elaine Shemilt and Professor Stephen Partridge with Research Fellow Dr Laura Leuzzi and Media Archivist Adam Lockhart.

The event was free and no booking was required.

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