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David Panos, The Dark Pool, 2014, HD Video, Colour, Sound, 13 min. Courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London

Artists' Film Biennial 2014: How is the 21st Century Different?

5 Jul 2014

A panel discussion on the influence of late 20th and early 21st century popular culture on artists' moving image and the recoded visual language used by artists. This discussion will examine the role of technology, connectivity and popular culture and its influence on aesthetic and conceptual approaches to artists' moving image. Chaired by Steven Cairns, ICA Associate Curator of Artists’ Film and Moving Image, with contributions from writer Paul Clinton, and artists Clunie Reid and David Panos.


  • Paul Clinton

    Paul Clinton is a writer and edits the books column at frieze where he is also the editorial assistant. He recently co-organised the conference Shimmering World on slickness and new technologies in contemporary art, featuring Ed Atkins, David Panos and Hannah Sawtell. His AHRC awarded research on stupidity and sexuality lead to editing a special issue of the academic journal parallax and an event dedicated to his project at the South London Gallery. Speaking engagements include at Goldsmiths, University of Manchester, Whitechapel Gallery and the Whitstable Biennale, whilst writing includes for frieze and catalogue essays for artists such as Bonnie Camplin. A founding member of the band No Bra he co-wrote songs on the album Dance and Walk. In 2015 he will curate an exhibition on stupidity and resistance.

  • Clunie Reid

    Clunie Reid (b. 1971) lives and works in London. Recent solo shows include In Pursuit of the Liquid, MOTINTERNATIONAL, London (2013); Black Light, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012) and Melanie Griffith’s Knee, Banner Repeater, London (2011). Recent group exhibitions include For as long as you like, Gaudel de Tsampa, Paris (2014); ICA Off-Site: A Journey Through London Subculture 1980s to Now, The Old Selfridge Hotel, London (2013) and Clunie Reid - Hannah Perry, Arcadia_Missa, London (2012).

  • David Panos

    David Panos is a London-based artist who produces films, installations and music sometimes in collaboration with Anja Kirschner. The duo were the winners of the Jarman Award in 2011 for their long form works that collide pop culture references, historical research and literary tropes  and explore the relation of art and culture to political economy and power. His recent work has looked at green screen technology and performance, exploring digital video as a medium of abstraction.  Recent exhibitions include Ultimate Substance, Seccession, Vienna (2012), Extra City, Antwerp (2013) and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2013). Recent Group exhibitions include The Magic of the State, Lisson Gallery, London (2013), HELL AS, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013) and Liverpool Biennial, FACT, Liverpool (2012). His new installation 'The Dark Pool' (2014) was presented at LISTE 2014. He is represented by Hollybush Gardens.

The Biennial hosts two chaired panel discussions, presented in collaboration with Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), exploring recent developments in Artists' Moving Image Practice.

Also with Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network:
The Evolution of Artists' Film
Panel Discussion, Sun 6 Jul, 4pm

Please note that all films are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

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