The Image in Question III

The Image in Question is a series of screening-events that explore the histories and potentials of the essayistic. Initiated by The Otolith Group at The Showroom in September 2009, elaborated at the ICA in dialogue with Jacques Ranciere in February 2010, three roundtable discussions will be hosted by The Otolith Group during their Turner Prize exhibition at Tate Britain.

The first of the three roundtable discussions focuses on the capacity of television to participate in the decolonisation of the moving image. A rare screening of Changer d'Image/To Alter the Image (Jean-Luc Godard, 1982) will be followed by an audiovisual presentation by Ros Gray that situates Changer d'Image within the media-political conjuncture of 1978 to 1979, when the newly post-independent Mozambique invited Godard to participate in the formation of a new kind of broadcast television. The event will conclude with a discussion between Ros Gray and The Otolith Group that explores questions of telepolitics, militant pedagogy, cine-training and video-aesthetics.
Ros Gray is Lecturer in Critical Studies in the Department of Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her research focuses on revolutionary cinema and its global film making networks. She is co-editor, with Kodwo Eshun, of the forthcoming special issue of Third Text on militant cinema entitled The Militant Image: A Ciné-Geography.


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