Light Touch: Cathy Rogers

29 Oct 2016 - 01 Nov 2016

The basic components of the photographic image and cinematic form, camera, light, photosensitive material, time and projection is merged and expanded in a show of photogram and contact print 16mm films, still prints and film objects.

“The trace made by light on sensitive material is an image. A camera may have been involved, or it may not. The light may or may not have been focused by a lens… but because it is a photographic image, it is subject to the same procedures.  Most important: it is accessible to our sensibilities on precisely the same basis.” (extract from Hollis Frampton, ‘Some Propositions on Photography’, 1965, cited in Jenkins (ed.) 2009, p.7)

Private View on Friday 28 October 2016, from 6 to 9pm

Film Screening: closing event: Tuesday 1 November 2016 – see Facebook for details

Cathy Rogers is an artist and writer working with Super 8 and 16mm film within expanded cinema contexts. She has recently completed an MPhil research degree at the Royal College of Art, titled ‘Film Outside Cinema’. Her work has been published in Sequence 2, 2011, London, written about by Nicky Hamlyn in ‘Medium Practices’, Public Journal, Issue 44, York University, 2010, Toronto and cited in A.L Rees essay ‘Physical Optics: a return to the repressed‘, Millennium Film Journal, Fall 2013, New York. Recent installations and events include: Fieldwork II, Disruption, Here and Now, Nightworks, Living Film, Film|Performance|Space, Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008-2013’, Dyad, Black & Light at Apiary Studios and Contact: A Festival of New Experimental Film and Video, Apairy Studios, London (2016). She has spoken at conferences including ‘Beside the Screen’ (Goldsmiths University), ‘White Cube Dark Cube’ (Canterbury Christ Church University) and ‘Screen Time/Screen Space’ (Annual Art Historian’s Conference). Cathy also co-programmes Analogue Ensemble with Joseph Dance, a series of experimental film nights at the Ramsgate Music Hall.

For more information about this exhibition, please contact 07958 669255