Moose on the Loose: A Biennale of Research
Moose on the Loose celebrates research in and around photography, from practice to theory, the contemporary and the historical.
Organised by the UAL Photography & the Archive Research Centre at the London
College of Communication, University of the Arts London.
Moose on the Loose, the first Biennale of Research is organised by the UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) and will explore and celebrate photography and research. The Biennale will be held at the London College of Communication (LCC) and at venues across London during May 2013. It will include exhibitions, films, study days, conversations, research meetings and launches. Among the Biennale¹s themes are research into war and conflict, women¹s photography in the 1990s, the history and legacy of community and photography in the 1970s, photography and queerness and photography and the contemporary imaginary.
Beginning with the opening of the exhibitions Closer and A Model War, which examine war and conflict through photography and material culture, and ending with a series of study days, the Biennale explores both the process and the manifestation of the ever-changing and developing landscape of research. It will launch books by Marjolaine Ryley, Tom Hunter, Grace Lau, David Moore, Stuart Griffiths and Chris Harrison, as well as the
latest issues of Fieldstudy and the journal Photography & Culture.
The One Photograph readings will celebrate the autobiographical, as different authors reflect on a single photograph which occupies an important place in their lives. Patrick Sutherland looks back on his work as a photojournalist in the Eighties and Nineties, and at his current research in a lunchtime talk; the Photography and Queerness Study Day will address evolving issues around photography and ‘queer’ lives as they change and are depicted over time. The Community Matters: Photography Collectives of the 1970s, and Today Study Day brings together those who were involved in, and those who are researching, photographic projects and collectives of the 1970s, alongside contributions from those involved in contemporary ‘community’ photography projects.
Full programme available here: www.mooseontheloose.net