As a professional Cinematographer, I’ve looked at the world through the frame, sometimes spending 24 hours on set, searching out the meaning of the dark surround and its luminous content. As an artist, I’ve discovered that the idea of a frame must include intuitive boundlessness to transcend its limitations; as an academic I’ve found that boundlessness must be limited through critical reflection, to bring back news from the ‘frontier’ for you, my colleagues. In this talk about my research work, with examples of high-resolution imaging and its apparatus, I shall discuss the opposing and complimentary pressures arising from ‘Practice as Research’.
- British artist Terry Flaxton (b. 1953) has worked for decades with sound composition, photography and film, developing a particular interest in analogue video during the 1970s. His work today focuses on durational forms of the digital including sound, video, print and installation. Professor of Cinematography and Lens Based Arts at University of the West of England. editionart.com/terry-flaxton