New Visual Languages
Landscape, Politics & The Lens
24 July 2014, 7pm
Artist Corinne Silva, whose work features in the exhibition My Sister Who Travels, will be in conversation with scholar Eugenie Shinkle. Together they will discuss the themes that emerge from the exhibition with a focus on landscape and its interpretation in contemporary photographic practices.
Originally trained as a civil engineer, Eugenie Shinkle obtained a doctorate in Fine Art Media from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2003. She writes widely on technology, landscape and fashion imagery, with a focus on body/technology relations, and the embodied and haptic dimensions of image perception. She is the editor of Fashion as Photograph (I.B. Tauris, 2008), and co-editor of Emerging Landscapes: Between Production and Representation (Ashgate, 2014). Her work is also included in publications such as Carnal Aesthetics: Transgressive Imagery and Feminist Politics (I.B. Tauris 2012), and Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012). She is Reader in Photography at the University of Westminster
Corinne Silva's practice explores the use of the still and moving image in suggesting metaphysical space. Her quiet, meditative visual language engages with the potentials and restrictions of lens-based media and the evolving relationship between politics, landscape and art histories. Recent exhibitions include Gardening the Suburbs, Makan Art Space, Amman (2014); I See Europe! Kunstbezirk, Stuttgart (2013); and the Brighton Photo Biennial (2012). Silva is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Photography and the Archive Research Centre, University of the Arts London.