Fri 13 Oct, 1pm
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Join artist Johanna Billing in conversation with curator Judith Winter and Whitechapel Gallery Director Gilane Tawadros to celebrate the opening of her latest exhibition, Each Moment Presents What Happens.
The exhibition presents Billing’s 2022 film of the same name, for which she worked with students at Bristol Grammar School to develop a new work inspired by John Cage’s 1952 piece Untitled Event (Theater Piece No. 1). The film explores the notion of performance and the possibility it holds to explore issues of the public and the private as well as the individual and the collective.
Johanna Billing has been making video works since 1999 that weave together music, movement and rhythm. Merging the production modes of collective live events and workshops with a cinematic language, the films often focus on aspects of learning and how time plays a key role in that process. Billing in part directs the participants and in part activates a series of improvisations around the notion of performance and the possibility it holds to explore issues of the public and the private as well as the individual in the society as a whole. Billing often addresses political climates and cultural specificities. She transforms through a documentary method, her filmmaking in a fictive space to examine actual and contrived events and how that filmed compression illuminates their overlap. Billing’s videos often feature modified scores and music composed by the artist or in close dialogue with participants, using sound as an essential device for collaboration and communication.
Judith Winter is a curator, writer and lecturer at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. Her current writing focuses on art school futures and draws on her doctoral research to explore the dynamics of the art school environment and art school reform. Formerly she was the inaugural Curator of Fine Art at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and Head of Arts at Dundee Contemporary Arts, where she led the artistic programme and curated several notable exhibitions, including Johanna Billing: Keep on Doing (2007).
Gilane Tawadros is the Director of the Whitechapel Gallery. She was formerly Chief Executive of DACS and Co-Director of the Art360 Foundation. She was the founding Director of the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva) in London which achieved an international reputation as a ground-breaking cultural agency at the leading edge of artistic and cultural debates nationally and internationally. She has written extensively on contemporary art and curated a number of international exhibitions. She is Chair of the Stuart Hall Foundation and Trustee of the Stuart Croft Foundation. Her anthology The Sphinx Contemplating Napoleon: Global Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Difference is published by Bloomsbury.
11 Oct 2023 – 28 Jan 2024