Excavations in Film: Processes of Thinking Between Theory and Practice
Patti Gaal-Holmes is an artist/filmmaker and historian. Her inter-disciplinary practice includes working with moving image (film and digital), photography, artists’ books and drawing. Materiality and process are central to working methods and recent work draws on her cross-cultural background and interests in identity, migration and the meaning of ‘home’.
This lecture includes a discussion of recent projects utilizing ‘stone-age’ film and photographic media (8/16mm film and historic photographic processes). She will also discuss how drawing and writing form an integral part of her practice, particularly as these facilitate processes of thinking between theory and practice.
Patti Gaal-Holmes has received ACE grants and films have been screened at Tate Britain, King’s Place and the ICA. She is Reviews Editor for the Routledge journal, Transnational Cinemas and her monograph on ‘A History of 1970s Experimental Film: Britain’s Decade of Diversity’ is being published by Palgrave Macmillan (2015).