School of Art Friday Lecture: Melanie Gilligan


  • Friday, February 10, 2017 - 11:30 to 13:00

  • Edinburgh College of Art Main Building, Main Lecture Theatre (E22)
    74 Lauriston Place
    Edinburgh
    EH3 9DF

This event by guest speaker Melanie Gilligan is the third in our Friday Lecture Series on the theme of Temporality.

Melanie Gilligan works across video, performance, installation and music. Her serialised dramas set in fictional future worlds explore the shifting experience of everyday life in capitalist economies. She regularly contributes to publications – including Artforum, Mute and Grey Room – and sees critical writing as an essential part of her practice. Gilligan completed a BA (Hons) Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in 2002 and was a Fellow with the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Programme in 2004-5. Recent exhibitions include: Parts-wholes at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, The Common Sense at Trondheim kunstmuseum, Trondheim, Norway and Künstlerhaus – Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria (2016-17). Popular Unrest at VOX Centre de l’image contemporaine, Montreal (2012) Canada Crisis in the Credit System, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2012).

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.

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