Tuesday, 6 October 2009

John Latham


Blenheim Walk

19 October - 23 October

Image Courtesy John Latham Estate and Lisson Gallery

John Latham, 1921 - 2006, was born in Rhodesia, studeid at Chelsea Schhol of Art and taught at St. Martin's School of Art. He founded the Artists Placement Group (APG) in 1968 and his filmmaking began in 1960 with Unedited Material From Star but developed to embrace collaborative works with the Event Structure Research Group, abstract animation in the 1960's, and works made for television in the 1990's.

Britannica is concerned with information, in particular our ability to read and digest the knowledge stored in the multi-volume encyclopaedia is challenged by Latham's acceleration of time - his other major preoccupation - through film animation.

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