MRES Art: Moving Image 2013-2015

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MRES Art: Moving Image 2013-2015
A Unique Masters degree devoted to the study of Artists' Moving Image
Open for applications

Over the past two decades, artists moving image has proved itself a dynamic and thriving area of art practice, to be encountered in the gallery, museum, cinema auditorium, and a host of other unexpected venues. But what about the rich and fascinating histories, theories and aesthetics that have led artists to turn to film and video? And what insights can a study of artists moving image offer us for understanding the diverse practices that now fill art spaces internationally as well as in the UK?

A unique association between LUX and Central St Martins College of Art has created a research led masters degree to address these questions. The course is focused on nurturing a discursive culture around moving image art, and offers a number of unique features for students interested in studying and working in the field of artist's moving image.

As the only course of its kind dedicated solely to the study of artist filmmaking, the pathway offers an in depth insight and understanding into the theories, aesthetics and histories that have contributed to its rich and diverse culture and filmmaking practices. Seminars are led by eminent scholars in the field: including Dr Maeve Connolly, Melissa Gronlund, Dr Rachel Moore, Uriel Orlow, Filipa Ramos and Dr Duncan White. Visiting lecturers include Dr Ros Gray, Jonathan Walley, Federico Windhausen and Dr Maxa Zoller, as well as Benjamin Cook, Mike Sperlinger and Gil Leung from LUX.

Seminars and lectures are supported by screenings of rare and important film and video works from the LUX's unique collection, and the rich archive of artist material held at the British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection at St Martins. Students interested in a career in this growing area of artists creative practice will also benefit from access to the professional networks and opportunities offered by the contacts and resources at LUX and St Martins.

Course Structure
This two year course commences with an intense immersion in the study of artists moving image three days a week over three semesters, taking place in the screening room at LUX and the seminar rooms of St Martins. This is complimented by additional courses in art and philosophy and research methodology alongside fellow students on the MRres pathways in art and philosophy and exhibition studies, and MA fine art.

The second year focuses on the production of an individual research project, supported by group seminars, screening programmes and individual tutorials.

Whether your goal is further scholarship and academic study through PHD research, the furthering of your skills as a curator and writer of artists moving image, or as a compliment to your own artistic practice - you will have the chance to curate and contribute to symposiums and screening events, seminars and exhibitions from the Biennial of Moving Images to the event programmes in the galleries and exhibiting spaces at St Martins's Kings Cross building.

For further details about the course please contact Dr Lucy Reynolds, pathway leader, at [email protected] or visit the St Martins website at which also gives information about available bursary and scholarship opportunities

Online documentation of symposium organised by the Mres Art: Moving Image students as part of the LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images 2012.

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