Talks and Events
Wed 30 Jan 2019

Andrew Norman Wilson: KODAK & other works

19:00 - 21:00 at The Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St, London W1B 2UW

Los Angeles based artist Andrew Norman Wilson presents KODAK, his most recent video work, in dialogue with the current exhibition All I Know Is What’s On The Internet.

KODAK articulates the will to accumulate and preserve things across time - people, objects, technologies, images, memories - how these things are materialized and then digitized, or come into light and then cease to be visible. A semi-biographical video inspired by his father’s career in Kodak’s photo processing labs, Wilson’s speculative gloss on the trajectory of photochemical science entwines multiple perspectives and personas. Co-written by James N. Kienitz Wilkins, KODAK imagines a dialogue between a blind, mentally unstable former film technician and the spectral voice of George Eastman, recordings of whom play out over a procession of photographs, home video footage, vintage Kodak ads, and animations.

The event also features Wilson’s 2011 short Workers Leaving the GooglePlex, documenting the mysterious yellow badged “ScanOps” Google workers in Silicon Valley, which simultaneously led to his own dismissal from the company. The reference to the Lumière Brother’s 1895 film Workers Leaving the Factory situates the video within both the history of Regent Street Cinema and motion pictures more broadly.

£12/£11 members & concessions. TPG Members should book the 'Associate cardholders' rate at Regent St Cinema.

Ticket price includes entrance to All I Know Is What’s On The Internet at any time before the exhibition closes.  Please retain your ticket to gain admission to the gallery before 24 February.  

Organised in collaboration with The Regent Street Cinema as part of an ongoing partnership exploring the relationship between photography and film.