Image Imminent. A lecture by Mark Harris


From 13 October 2016




Garage Auditorium
Image Imminent. A lecture by Mark Harris Image Imminent. A lecture by Mark Harris


In his lecture, Mark Harris will discuss the work of Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein and Robert Longo to contextualize these artists' practices within the framework of the exhibition Proof.

Image Imminent was a place holder message Harris received when researching online for a picture relating to a lecture. Like a silent movie’s intertitle, it announced the arrival of the next picture. Today’s society doesn’t like to wait for images, we flip, click, pin and share them. The value of an image has become equally measured by its power to multiply and travel as it is by its uniqueness. This lecture explores image and time, and the journey that Goya, Eisenstein and Longo’s imagery has taken—how it was produced within the limits and innovations of the technology available at their points in history, and how it developed through subsequent translation, reproduction and documentation.


Mark Harris is an artist living in London and an Associate Professor of Fine Art at Kingston University. He has presented at International Print Symposiums in China and New Zealand. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK, 2015 and The London Open at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2015. His practice is informed by printed processes, using discarded publications as material to create collage, sculpture and multiples that explore themes of utopian landscapes and imagined architectural schemes.

how to take part

Free admission, advance registration is required.