The session began with the sad news of the death of Ariadne van de Ven, a founder member of the group and one who had given much to it. We saw again her Kolkata photos from the last LIP Central exhibition. Members of the group will care for her archive.
The theme which the meeting then followed was that of Movement/Stasis and this brought out an exceptional response. Movement implicit: beached fishing boats pointed towards the sea; the waving line of a Barcelona window. Movement before the camera: a blurred figure passes a window of static mannequins; a brief video clip shot through dirty glass turns night-time traffic on Waterloo Road into something mysterious; the soft focus of a long hand-held exposure yields perhaps more sense of a character than would static perfection. Movement of the camera: small controlled movements like brushstrokes in a landscape; the subject lost in total abstraction. And a funfair.
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 26th April at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. The theme will be Own Projects – basically any current projects you are working on at the moment. Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print or book form.
Advance notice for May: Mirror