Artist and filmmaker Eric Baudelaire discusses his Spike Island exhibition with scholar and critic Erika Balsom. They delve into the broader concerns informing Baudelaire’s practice, such as the relationship between aesthetics and politics, and the special interest the 1960s and 1970s hold for the artist.
Erika Balsom is a senior lecturer in Film Studies at King’s College London. She is the author of An Oceanic Feeling: Cinema and the Sea and the co-editor of the anthology Artists’ Moving Image in Britain since 1989 (2019). She is also the author of After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation (2017) and Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art (2013), and the co-editor of Documentary Across Disciplines (2016). In 2017, she was awarded a Leverhulme Prize and the Katherine Singer Kovacs essay award from the Society of Cinema and Media Studies. She is a frequent contributor to Artforum and Sight and Sound, and in 2017 was the international curator in residence at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, New Zealand. In 2019, together with the artist Eric Baudelaire, she was awarded an UNDO fellowship from Union Docs. She is currently writing a short book about James Benning’s film TEN SKIES.
Eric Baudelaire (1973, USA) is a visual artist who lives and works in Paris. His research-based practice incorporates photography, printmaking and video. He is the 2019 winner of the prestigious Marcel Duchamp prize.
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