Keane’s performance and film first came to critical attention in the 1970s, following the experimental light shows she used to stage for the likes of David Bowie and Pink Floyd. She went on to co-found the non-profit women’s film distribution organisation Circles - Women in Distribution, as well as taking part in and programming exhibitions of significance, such as The New Pluralism at Tate in 1986. Keane’s influence on successive generations of artists has been great, including Tracey Emin, Tim Noble and Sue Webster.
Beginning with a screening of one of Keane’s films, a panel discussion will follow led by the QMUL film department. Chaired by Dr. Jenny Chamarette, panellists include artist Diann Bauer and Richard Dyer, co-author of Electronic Shadows: The Art of Tina Keane (Peter Wollen & Richard Dyer & Jean Fisher).
Tina Keane is lead artist for Visions
Programme 1, which includes her works Deviant Beauty
(1996) and Couch
(2003). Three programmes will present an international overview of some of the most exciting and boundary-pushing digital art, showing over 60 international artists selected from over 1,000 submissions.