With Jimmy Robert and others
Curated by Kirsty Bell and Mike Sperlinger
Ian White (1971-2013) was an influential artist, curator, writer and teacher who lived in London and Berlin. Any frame is a thrown voice is the first major exhibition reflecting on White’s work and includes re-presentations of many significant projects and performances.
White’s works have radically different starting points: the paintings of Thomas Gainsborough, the wall labels at Tate, a film archive in Berlin, listings from a gay cruising website. Any frame is a thrown voice revisits several of these key works, rearticulating them as installations, documentary materials, or performances reimagined by contemporary artists. As such, the exhibition engages with some of the issues White was most keenly concerned with: the notion of “liveness” in a screening or event, the challenges involved in re-performance of historical works, and the vital role of the audience member.
Any frame is a thrown voice is a speculative thinking aloud about the future life of White’s works, exploring how they may act as a catalyst in the present rather than as relics of the past.
Programmed in conjunction with Any frame is a thrown voice, LUX will be holding a series of special events expanding on Ian White’s legacy.
Ian White (1971–2013) was an artist, curator and writer. His performances – both solo and collaborative – were staged at venues including Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London; the Chisenhale Gallery, London; Jeu de Paume, Paris, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. White organised many influential screenings, events and exhibitions for venues including The Horse Hospital, LUX and the Whitechapel Gallery, London; Kino Arsenal, Berlin; and the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. He taught extensively, holding positions at Goldsmiths’ Department of Art and the Dutch Art Institute amongst others, and was leader of the LUX Associate Artists Programme (2007-13), an experimental post-graduate programme for artists working with the moving image.