As part of a series of events curated by TANK Magazine, artist and writer Victor Burgin is joined in conversation by Leslie Dick to talk about his new web-based text/image work Afterlife.
Victor Burgin is a British artist and writer who lives in France. He is Professor Emeritus of History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Emeritus Millard Chair of Fine Art at Goldsmiths in London. The most recent of Burgin's theory books is The Camera: Essence and Apparatus (2018); the most recent books about his visual works are Seeing Degree Zero : Barthes / Burgin and Political Aesthetics (2019), and Victor Burgin’s Parzival in Leuven (2017). Burgin’s new text / image work Afterlife is available to view online.
Leslie Dick is a writer based in Los Angeles. She is an editor at X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly and has taught in the Art Program at CalArts since 1992. More recently, she's been working as a Visiting Critic in Sculpture at Yale School of Art. Her publications include two novels, Without Falling (1987) and Kicking (1992), and a hybrid book of shorter works, The Skull of Charlotte Corday and Other Stories (1995). A book of collected critical writing, Quiver, is in the works.