Friday 17th April 2015 at 1.00pm
Scott Sutherland building Lecture Theatre SB42
Huw Wahl uses video, film and photography to make his work. After suffering from boredom in 2011, he quit his job as a bicycle mechanic to study photography full time. In 2012 he travelled to Israel and Palestine to interview photographers in the region and explore notions of representation and victimhood, through sound and image. This led to an article in the Routledge ‘Visual Studies’ journal and the final work being shown at a number of places. In 2013 he uncomfortably used the words ‘artists’ moving image’ to describe a project on Herbert Read and secure Arts Council funding. The film explores Read’s ideas surrounding art and anarchism.
Currently he is working on a film looking at his father’s group Action Space, which ran from 1968 to 1978. Action Space took art out of the galleries and into the street, using large inflatable structures to engage the public.
He was born in London in 1985 but lives and works in Manchester. He wrote this himself in the third person.