SLIDE/TAPE: Symposium

Design School, Loughborough University

6 November 2013, 10.30am - 5pm, £10 (including lunch)

In a day of keynote presentations, roundtable discussion and screenings this symposium aims to broaden the scope of knowledge of the slide-tape, exploring the history, artists and aesthetics of this often overlooked artform since the 1970s and its importance in the field of moving image media.

Speakers/Participants include: Michael Archer (Goldsmiths University of London), Yasmeen Baig-Clifford (Director, Vivid Projects), Nina Danino (Artist, Goldsmith University of London), Katy Deepwell (Critic, Middlesex University), Paul Goodwin (Independent Curator), Keith Piper (Artist, Middlesex University), Cordelia Swann (Artist), and Mo White (Loughborough University).

The symposium will examine the histories and context of artists’ use of slide-tape forms and consider why significant works have been omitted from curatorial histories to date. The symposium will also look to explore and reappraise the potential of slide-tape as a medium for new narrative forms.

The symposium will close with refreshments and a viewing of work by Ian Breakwell and Tina Keane. We are delighted to welcome Felicity Sparrow, partner of Ian Breakwell, who will introduce the screening of BC/AD, his last major work charting his decline from lung cancer. The work will be shown alongside Tina Keane’s Clapping Songs.

This event takes place at the Design School at Loughborough University.

Places cost £10 and include lunch. To book, please email Loughborough University Arts at

Ian Breakwell BC/AD (still) 2005 - 2007 DVD, b&w, sound, 60 mins. Copyright the Estate of Ian Breakwell, courtesy Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London.