This day symposium will focus on Muybridge's work in Kingston, where he was born in 1830 and died in 1904 - he spent his final decade there and bequeathed his personal archive to the Kingston Museum. The morning session will explore the dimensions of Muybridge's distinctive relationship to Kingston, and the afternoon sessions will present new and original research - on Muybridge's work, its histories, and its multiple connections - by prominent artists, film-makers and scholars.
The event will present new research from experts in the field drawing directly upon his personal archive of documents, projection devices and slides, bequeathed to Kingston Museum by Muybridge himself. It will also examine the immense technological, cultural, artistic and urban transformation experienced in Kingston during this decade.
The symposium is presented by the Visual and Material Culture Research Centre at the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Kingston University, in collaboration with the Kingston Museum, and supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
Themes addressed will feature:
Muybridge's status as a British artistic, photographic and film pioneer
Muybridge and the social, urban and cultural history of Kingston
Muybridge's late career and legacy for moving-image projection
Confirmed speakers include:
Stephen Barber, Kingston University
Becky Beasley, Artist
Andrew Carnie, Winchester School of Art
Barnaby Dicker, Royal College of Art
Patrick ffrench, King's College, University of London
Stephen Herbert, Kingston University
Seoyoung Kim, Kingston Museum & Art Gallery
Robert Knifton, Kingston University
Esther Leslie, Birkbeck, University of London
Fran Lloyd, Kingston University
Joana Neves, Kingston University
Charlotte Samuels, Kingston Museum & Art Gallery
Admission to this event is free. For more information and to reserve your place - http://www.kingston.ac.uk/events/item/2165/04-nov-2016-eadweard-muybridge-in-kingston-18941904/