Photo: Mo White in Birmingham, West Midlands

Mo White

Artist, Curator, Writer

I am an artist, writer and academic.  I make work in film and video, photographic media and printmaking.  My interests are in visualising gender, diasporic identities and queer identities.  For some time my work has placed my own body at its centre in what has become a series of 'performances for the camera'.  Recent concerns in moving image and photographic work have been with addressing themes of desire, memory and dislocation, and are a reflection on the experience of Irish migration.  This theme is addressed in Kitchen Accounts (2012, book publication forthcoming) and in the forthcoming work The Front Room Accounts for the Kitchen.  Recently I have been involved in co-curating a large-scale research and exhibition project, SLIDE TAPE: Key Work in the UK since the 1970s, in collaboration with Vivid Projects, Birmingham.  In Autumn 2013 the project staged exhibitions, a symposium, an artists' residency and talk events presenting a fresh appraisal of this abandoned form and is being followed in 2015 by a national touring programme and book publication.  The overall aim of the project is to re-stage, reinstate and reappraise this work and its contribution towards the development of artists' moving image work in the UK.  This project is related to the doctoral research programme I undertook which examined film theories that emerged in the 1970s and their effects on artists and art practices from the 1970s to the present and for which I was awarded a doctorate in 2007.

Location Birmingham, West Midlands
Activities Higher education, Practice-based research, Art historical research, Critical writing, Curating
Artforms / type of project Curatorial project, Film & Video, Photography, Printmaking, Research
Tags Gender, Artists' film, Moving Image, Slide-tape, Diaspora, Queer, Queer Aesthetics, film & video, the Body, performative, corporeal