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  • Mike Sperlinger in conversation with David Campany
  • 8 December 2009, 11.00am
  • Focal Point Gallery

This gallery talk provides a chance to hear Mike Sperlinger, the curator of 'Let's Take Back Our Space', discuss his exhibition with the writer David Campany. The event is open to the general public and is free.

Mike Sperlinger is assistant director of LUX, London. As as a freelance writer he has contributed to publications including Afterall, Frieze and Texte zur Kunst, and is the editor of two books: Afterthought: New Writing on Conceptual Art (Rachmaninoffs, 2005) and Kinomuseum: Towards an Artists' Cinema (Walther Koenig, 2008).

David Campany writes on photography and on photography's relationship with cinema. He also exhibits and publishes his own work that operates between documentary, fine art and the moving image. In 2001 he co-founded PhotoForum, an organisation that aims to bring together advanced writers and practitioners working with the photographic image. Recent books include Photography and Cinema (Reaktion Press 2008) and The Cinematic (Whitechapel, MIT Press 2007). David has given many public talks and papers at Tate

Modern, London; The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; The Photographer’s Gallery, London; The Whitechapel Gallery, London; The National Portrait Gallery, London; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; The Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; Kiasma, Helsinki and Jeu de Paume, Paris. He was brought up in Southend and says that he saved himself from a tedious adolescence by taking up photography and going to the movies.