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Jill Magid in conversation with Geert Lovink
October 7
The Box

The Gallery 2 artist Jill Magid discusses her work, presented at FACT during the Biennial, with Geert Lovink, renowned independent media theorist and net critic.

They focus on the processes and media forms Magid employed to make the work - from her relationship with City Watch (Liverpool Police Department and Mersey City Council) and the Forensic Imaging Unit, to working with the Police video footage, official Police forms, documents sound and text, that all contribute to her exhibitions at both FACT and Tate.

Magid will have recently returned from working in LA with documentary filmmaker Georg Hartmann, where they have used the Liverpool police footage as raw material to create new plots and characters in a film called Closed Circuit, which they hope to be screened on Channel 4.

Magid & Lovink will discuss how the content of the work has been transformed through this change of media forms - from surveillance cameras to film - and investigate the potential of a medium set up to complete a 'public need', such as security against crime, to be transformed into another, more personal aim, with new fictional narratives.

Lovink will also expand on the political implications of surveillance footage 'reality tv'.

Read the interview in pdf format

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Biennial catalogue text by Ceri Hand.

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Review on the On Parol show at gallery "De Appel" in Amsterdam. Read the article in Dutch

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Glamour Magazine, Italy. Artists to Watch in the Biennials. April, 2004. Written by Flavia Fossamargutti.
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