Project 35 Volume 2 Symposium at University of Westminster

Shezad Dawood, New Dream Machine Project, video still, 2011. Image courtesy of the artist.

Project 35 Volume 2
London Gallery West, University of Westminster
October 23, 2014 – November 30, 2014

Project 35 Volume 2 is on view at the University of Westminster’s London Gallery West from October 23, 2014 – November 30, 2014. In conjunction with the exhibition, The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) and the International Centre for Documentary and Experimental Film at the University of Westminster have organized a symposium addressing expanded geographies of research on artists’ moving image and experimental video. Titled Globality in Artists’ Film & Video, the one-day event gathers together numerous artists, researchers and writers including Shezad Dawood, an exhibiting artist in Project 35 Volume 2, George Clark, May Adadol Ingawanij, Ozlem Koksal, Michael Mazière, Lucy Reynolds, Julian Ross, and Erika Tan.


Symposium: Globality in Artists’ Film & Video
November 12, 2014


George Clark is an artist, curator and writer. He is Assistant Curator: Film at Tate Modern and has curated retrospectives and film programmes for galleries, festivals and television. He has written for publications including Afterall, Art Monthly and Sight & Sound.

Shezad Dawood
is an exhibiting artist in Project 35 Volume 2 and is a Research Fellow at the University of Westminster.

May Adadol Ingawanij is a Reader and Director of Research of UoW’s International Centre for Documentary and Experimental Film.

Ozlem Koksal is a film scholar who teaches on the MA Film and Television, University of Westminster.

Michael Mazière is an artist and curator, currently Reader in Film and Video at the University of Westminster and Curator of London Gallery West and Ambika P3.

Lucy Reynolds is a writer, artist and curator of artists’ moving image. She runs the MRes: Art: Moving Image at Central St Martins, in association with LUX, and teaches on the MA Film and Television, University of Westminster.

Julian Ross is a researcher, curator and writer based in Amsterdam. He is on the short film selection committee at International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Erika Tan is an artist who teaches in the faculty of Fine Art (4D Pathway) in Central Saint Martins School of Art, University of the Arts, London.


14.00 Introduction by May Adadol Ingawanij and Michael Mazière, and screening of a short piece from the ICI programme

14.15 – 15.00 SESSION 1
Response to ICI programme by Lucy Reynolds & George Clark

15.00 – 15.15 Tea Break

15.15 – 16.30 SESSION 2
Shezad Dawood: The New Dream Machine Project
Erika Tan: Repatriating the Object with No Shadow
Respondent: Michael Mazière

16.30 – 16.45 Tea Break

16.45 – 18.00 SESSION 3
Ozlem Koksal: Representations of Armenian Genocide in Contemporary Video and Photography
Julian Ross: Punctuating Motion – Slide Projection in the Emergence of Video in 1960-70s Japan
Respondent: May Adadol Ingawanij

18.00 – 20.00 Special late opening of Project 35 Volume 2 at London Gallery West

Please note that the symposium will take place in adjoining theatre LT2 and not in London Gallery West itself.

For more information and to register for the symposium, please visit the London Gallery West website, here.

November 12, 2014

University of Westminster, Harrow Campus
Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3TP


Shezad Dawood

Shezad Dawood (b. London, 1974) works across film, painting and sculpture to juxtapose discrete systems of image, language, site and historical narrative. His practice often involves collaboration, working with groups and individuals across different territories to physically and conceptually map far-reaching lines of enquiry. Dawood’s paintings and sculptures interplay with his film work as liminal extensions of his interrogation of perception, the politics of place, and structures of belief.

Dawood’s work has been exhibited internationally, including Taipei Biennial (2014), Marrakech Biennial (2014) MACBA Barcelona (2014), MoMA PS1 (2014), Witte de With (2013), Modern Art Oxford (2012), Busan Biennale (2010), Tate Britain (2009), and the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009). His further extensive exhibitions include interventions in cities such as Tangiers, Mumbai, Karachi, Hamburg, and Singapore. Recent projects include feature film Piercing Brightness (2013), a solo exhibition at Parasol Unit, London, Leeds Art Gallery (2014) and at OCAT Xi’an, China (2014). Shezad is a Jarman Award nominee (2012) and one of the winners of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize (2011). He currently lives and works in London, where he is Research Fellow in Experimental Media at the University of Westminster.

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