Looking Around the Corner: a lecture by Andrew Cross

6pm Thursday 3rd February Cragg Lecture Theatre Looking Around the Corner - a lecture by Andrew Cross Andrew Cross will discuss his ongoing investigations into landscape, place and memory through his interests that include transport infrastructures and 1970s rock music. For this lecture Cross concentrate on two major works: his 2004 film 3 hrs from here: an English Journey – a look at the post-industrial economy of contemporary England that has been described by Owen Hatherley and a “quietly chilling work” - and his most recent work The Solo, featuring the music of rock drummer Carl Palmer, which was met with critical acclaim when first shown during the summer of 2010. With his film and photographic works Cross employs a rigorous ‘minimalist’ approach to a formal exploration of movement through space and time. He often engages viewers in subjects whose status is not clear and not necessarily the usual focus of attention. To quote architect Adrian Friend in Blueprint Cross’s true subject is “omni-present by its absence. The deliberate omission literally burns the retina”. Andrew Cross begun working as an artist in 2000 after establishing a successful career as a curator. His published books of photography, include Some Trains in America with Prestel [2002]; Along Some American Highways with Black Dog Publishing [2003] and An English Journey in collaboration with Film and Video Umbrella and John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton [2004]. His 2007 Film Passage, was commissioned to mark the opening of St Pancras International and features the music of Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang.