Wendelien van Oldenborgh | Lecture/Audience/Camera



TrAIN Open’s Autumn programme begins with the first UK screening of Wendelein Van Oldenborgh’s Lecture/Audience/Camera, a 30-minute film produced – in a public process – via a series of three lectures.

It proposes the museum as a location, the lecturers as protagonists and the audience as part of the cast, and the lectures and surrounding dialogues form the basis for the script. Relations – between speaker and audience, audience and camera, camera and speaker, film and viewer – are addressed by both the lectures and the film itself.

With its title openly referring to Dan Graham’s Performer/Audience/Mirror, Van Oldenborgh’s film pays homage to this well-known inquiry into the cross relationships that exist in the production of knowledge and meaning in public situations, such as that of a performance or a lecture.

Followed by discussion between Wendelien van Oldenborgh and David Dibosa, (Wimbledon School of Art/Tate Encounters and a member of the film’s cast), chaired by Deborah Cherry, Associate Director, TrAIN.

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    TrAIN Open Series

    The TrAIN Open series is a forum for invited speakers to present exhibition, publication, and research projects in the form of lectures, discussions and screenings.

    Taking place at fortnightly intervals on Wednesday evenings during the academic term, the series is open to the public, as well as staff and students across the University of the Arts London.
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Related People

  • Professor Deborah Cherry

    TrAIN Member

    I studied in the UK (Edinburgh and London) and I have worked in the UK, the USA, and in Europe, where I am now at the University of Amsterdam. Following my PhD I have written extensively on art in Britain in the nineteenth and early twentieth century with two books, Painting Women (1994) and Beyond the Frame: Feminism and Visual Culture (2000) along with exhibitions such as ‘The Edwardian Era’ (co-curated 1987).
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    Dr David Dibosa

    Guest Speaker - TrAIN Open 2009

    David Dibosa trained as a curator after receiving his first degree from Girton College, University of Cambridge. He was awarded his PhD in Art History from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
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  • Wendelien Van Oldenborgh

    Guest Speaker - TrAIN Open 2009

    Wendelien van Oldenborgh is an artist based in Rotterdam whose practice explores social relations through an investigation of gesture in the public sphere. Van Oldenborgh often uses the format of a public film shoot, collaborating with participants in different scenarios, to co-produce a script and orientate the work towards its final outcome.
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