March – Event Postponed

Sarah Pickering
London Metropolitan University (Map)
To be re-arranged

LIPs Talk events are being held in partnership with the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University. They are informal and social, and open to LIP members and non-members alike, so bring your friends and be inspired by new perspectives – whether you’re a photographer or not.

For this artist’s talk Sarah Pickering will be giving an overview of her practice spanning works made in the last two decades. From series made by photographing tests of simulation pyrotechnics; work made using art forger’s artifacts held by the Met police; a performance piece using photographs planted by a professional pickpocket; and film shot and exposed with gunfire, the themes of authenticity and imagined realities will be explored. The works will be presented along with some pivotal inspiration including clips from a sci-fi show featuring a peculiar photographer that Pickering saw when she was aged 9.

Sarah Pickering is a British visual artist whose work deals with themes of falsity and deception. She uses the process of photographic image making as a way of staging, observing, performing, and facilitating in order to examine and explore mediated versions of reality. Her work has been extensively exhibited nationally and internationally including Manifesta 11, Zurich; Fotomuseum, Antwerp; UTS Gallery, Sydney and Tate Britain, London. Her monograph, Explosions, Fires and Public Order is published by Aperture and MoCP, Chicago. Pickering currently holds the post of Senior Teaching Fellow in Photography at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.