This talk by guest speaker, Filipa Ramos, is the last in the School of Art Friday Lecture Series on the theme of Temporality.
Three Tigers Talk
"I'm currently working on the investigation of three specific case-studies to investigate the entanglement of human-animal relations at the crossroads of cultural and environmental histories and to reflect on the constitution of the animal’s relation to territories and boundaries. The three cases are all artistic representations of tiger-human encounters: Heinrich Leutemann’s lithograph print Road Surveying Interrupted in Singapore (c. 1885), Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s film Tropical Malady (2004), and Phillip Warnell’s film Ming of Harlem (2014). The presentation will propose to observe how these animal-images are traversed by an anthropocentric gaze that assigns specific tasks to them while they still manage to evade these sites of control and exist in blank spots."
Lisbon-born Filipa Ramos is an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, London. She is currently the curator of Vdrome and works as Editor in Chief of art-agenda. She has edited A talk launching Animals, the latest title in the Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art book series.
About the School of Art Friday Lecture Series
The School of Art Friday Lectures is a public series of talks by leading national and international artists and thinkers. This year, the Lectures are focused around the School’s research clusters: Futurity, Material, Narrative, Sexes and Temporality. The School of Art’s practice-led research embodies and critically reflects upon new registers of contemporary art, whilst rearticulating processes and practices associated with established artistic media.