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Haptic visuality in Jane and Louise Wilson and Salla Tykkä

Walsh, Maria (2010) Haptic visuality in Jane and Louise Wilson and Salla Tykkä. In: Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, 15-17 April 2010, Glasgow, Scotland. (Unpublished)

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Walsh, Maria

Abstract for the panel ‘The Discursive Space of Artists Film’, Association of Art Historians Conference, Glasgow 2010.

Haptic Visuality in Jane and Louise Wilson and Salla Tykkä.

This paper will put forward ‘haptic visuality’ in artists film as a counter space of reception. Jane and Louise Wilson’s work has been read in terms of the spectacle of panoptic visuality. Instead, I maintain that the stereoscopic juxtapositioning of images in their early multi-screen installations engenders an embodied affective experiencing of space, which operates both in conjunction and disjunction with spectacle and power. Likewise, Salla Tykkä’s film Lasso has been read in terms of the empowerment of the female gaze, which counterintuitively repeats the mastery associated with the panopticon. I shall argue that the film, in its camerawork and framing, lends itself to a haptic visuality that takes the viewer beyond binaries of form/content, vision/tactile, male/female.

Official Website: http://www.aah.org.uk/page/3224
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Various critical themes have shaped AAH conferences in recent years, and provided a focus for disciplinary self-reflection. We seek to continue in this reflective spirit, but rather than organise the conference thematically, the 2010 conference is a general one from which different themes are expected to emerge.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: film and video, Stasi City, installations, screens, moving image art, artist's films, film theory, art criticism
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts
Date: 16 April 2010
Event Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 14:08
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2012 12:12
Item ID: 4001
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/4001

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