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LUX Scotland presents: Black Box / White Cube: Viewing contexts for Artists’ Moving Image

Wed 31 July 2019


A discussion event setting out to investigate the evolving role of moving image in contemporary art.

As galleries and museums equip for high quality ‘black box’ viewing spaces for artists moving image, this discussion seeks to explore the viewing conditions of the ‘black box’ and the ‘white cube’ and what can come from the tensions between the two.

In a series of short presentation from artists and moving image practitioners, different perspective on modes of presentation and contexts for viewing will be shared in tandem with creative processes.

Elaborating on the social functions of the cinema and the gallery, the experiences of the viewer as well as the intentions of the artist will be explored in relation to the architecture of these respective spaces and the important social value of shared viewing spaces and experiences through discussion with the guest speakers and event audience.

With speakers including artists Emanuel Almborg, Jamie Crewe and academic Sarah Smith, chaired by Steven Cairns, Curator of Artists Film and Moving Image, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London


Presented by LUX Scotland in association with the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and the Art & Screen Network. With Art Fund support.




6pm, Free but ticketed, Clubroom
All ages
Book online / 0141 352 4900