As part of the INSIDE/OUT lecture series, Natalie Czech presents an artist's talk on her practice.
Czech’s work interrogates the interplay between visual image and readable text, complicating the ways in which we understand messages and meaning to be legible. Invoking existing texts or calling upon writers to collaborate with her, Czech builds a rich intertextual field in her photographs. Her work formulates an open and playful poetic language, which nevertheless lays bare certain operations of language and meaning, constantly interrogating how we look and read.
As part of the INSIDE/OUT lecture series Derek Beaulieu delivers his talk, Making Nothing from Nothing.
Derek Beaulieu is the author / editor of 18 collections of poetry, prose and criticism including two volumes of his selected work Please No More Poetry: the poetry of derek beaulieu (2013) and Konzeptuelle Arbeiten (2017). His most recent volume of fiction, A, A Novel was published by Paris’s Jean Boîte Editions. Beaulieu has exhibited his visual work across Canada, the United States and Europe and has won multiple awards for his teaching and dedication to students. Derek Beaulieu was the 2014–2016 Poet Laureate of Calgary, Canada.
Brian Dettmer discusses his art, the ideas that inform his work and the processes that tie into his philosophy, through a series of images.
"I begin by discussing my earlier work with codes and communication systems that began incorporating book pages and explain how working with the material from books evolved into working with books as a conceptual focus and sculptural material. I will discuss ideas about the history and the future of the book, the relevancy of the issue and the position we are in now that most of our information has adapted to the digital format."
The mission of the prestigious lecture series is to bring the best minds of our generation to inspire and support the work students and staff do across our two Schools. To this end, we have flown in renowned speakers from around the globe. In order to enhance the cultural life of Leeds, we make the lecture series open to the general public and available to an international audience online.
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