Panel Discussion: Once Through A Lens

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion


Presented a paper on Performing Documents and Performance Re-enactment Society and participated in this panel discussion, Jerwood Space, London. In this panel, speakers Paul Clarke, Laura Molloy and Eileen Simpson & Ben White discuss current debates surrounding the documentation and endurance of a single, or body of, work. Taking an understanding of preservation technologies, such as the archive, as performative spaces in which social power is negotiated as opposed to a static depository of knowledge, the panelists will access the role of mediated forms of documentation, such as text, still photography, moving image, and digital technologies, in determining how art practices remain. While the process of translating the physical, ephemeral, or time-based results in representations that are fixed in their form, the discussion will focus on their performative qualities – in that they host the potential for renewal, reinterpretation, reproduction and recontextualisation. Chaired by Lauren Houlton, Exhibitions Assistant and Events Programmer, Jerwood Visual Arts. This event has been organised to mark the end of the first Artist in Residence. Throughout 2016 photographer and film maker, Hydar Dewachi, recorded and responded to the breadth and impact of Jerwood Visual Arts’ programme.
Period9 Feb 2017
Held atJerwood Visual Arts, United Kingdom


  • archive
  • performance
  • Visual Art
  • re-enactment