Fictions, Realism, and the Motion Picture Industry
Join artist Andrew Norman Wilson and Film and Media Studies scholar Dr. Joshua Glick for a virtual discussion on how Wilson’s work approaches intersecting histories of image circulation, cinema, and labor, as well as their shared interest in points of connection between Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and Washington D.C. In a conversation moderated by exhibition curator, Selby Nimrod, Glick and Wilson will discuss these themes as they relate to the works on view in Wilson’s exhibition at the List Center and Wilson’s recent embrace of narrative fiction film in his newest work, Impersonator (2021).
About the Speakers
Joshua Glick is the Isabelle Peregrin Assistant Professor of English, Film, and Media Studies at Hendrix College and a Fellow at the Open Documentary Lab at MIT. He is the author of Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History (University of California Press, 2018). Dr. Glick is currently writing a new book that examines the contemporary investment in documentary on both the left and right of the political spectrum. In collaboration with Patricia Aufderheide, he is co-editing The Oxford Handbook of Documentary. Dr. Glick also works actively in the public humanities. He is currently co-curating an exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City that explores both malicious forms of moving image manipulation and the civic uses of emerging media.
Andrew Norman Wilson is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include Lavender Town Syndrome, Ordet, Milan (2020); In Practice: Total Disbelief, Sculpture Center, New York (2020); Hirngespenster, Kunstverein Braunschweig (2019); Picture Industry, Luma Foundation, Arles (2018); and Dreamlands, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2017). His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Le Centre national des arts plastiques France, the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, the Stolbun Collection, Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative, Collection Lambert, and the Kadist Foundation.
This online series will use Zoom with live closed-captioning. This event is free and open to the general public. Registration required to receive Zoom link.