Image: from Control Order House 2011 © Edmund Clark
Image: from Control Order House 2011 © Edmund Clark

MONTHLY TALK – EDMUND CLARK


NOVEMBER 2012
BRIGHTON


TALKS ON DIGITAL ART, CULTURE AND FILM ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH


Step behind the scenes and get a glimpse of the thinking motivating the digital world's greatest artists, filmmakers, thinkers and doers with the Lighthouse Monthly Talks. Award winning artist, Edmund Clark, was our November 2012 speaker

As part of our Brighton Photo Biennial 2012, we were extremely pleased to have
BPB12 artist and 2012 Prix Pictet nominee, Edmund Clark speaking at Lighthouse. Clark discussed his practice, which explored modes of control, living under conditions of surveillance, censorship and representation. His latest work experiments with how multidisciplinary collaboration and new technology can further address these themes. Clark’s exhibition,Control Order House is on at the University of Brighton Gallery.

In December 2011, Clark was the first artist to be granted access to a house in which a suspected terrorist had been placed under a Control Order.

The 2005 Prevention of Terrorism Act grants the Home Office the power to relocate any controlled person to a house in an unknown town or city and impose strict conditions, similar to house arrest. Since the Act, 48 people have been subject to a Control Order. In these cases, the Home Office has chosen not to prosecute or reveal the full basis of the allegations against them, as evidence is based on sensitive intelligence sources they are unwilling to publicly reveal.

Clark’s work in Control Order House had to be viewed by the Home Office and the controlled person’s lawyers before exhibition. Exposing the identity of a controlled person or revealing the location of a control house is a criminal offence.

Edmund Clark is an award winning artist whose work explores the link between representation and politics through photography, video, found imagery and text. He is best known for his work on control and incarceration in the monographs Still Life Killing Time and Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out.

Clark’s work has been acquired for national and international collections, including The National Portrait Gallery, London, The Imperial War Museum, London, The National Media Museum, Bradford.

He was awarded the Royal Photographic Society Hood Medal for outstanding photography for public service in 2011.

He has been shortlisted for the prestigious Prix Pictet for 2012.

Date: Thursday, 1 November 2012

Times: 6.30pm – doors & bar, 7.00pm – talk starts

Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ

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