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Mo White

Artist, writer and academic

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 (2016, book publication; 2018, exhibition).  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 2013 the project staged exhibitions, a symposium, an artists' residency and talk events presenting a fresh appraisal of this overlooked and forgotten form and in 2018 a gallery book was published by Vivid Projects summarising these events.  Since then there have been further articles, published online by Open Screens (BAFTSS, 2019) and a book chapter published by Oxford University Press in Projection Practices: Histories and Technologies (OUP, 2020) exploring artist's slide-tape. The overall aim of the project was 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.




Kitchen Accounts (extract)

'Kitchen Accounts' in Migration, Memory and Mimesis, Linen Hall Library, Belfast 2018

Smart Verbal fanzines exhibited in FILM/FEMINISM/IDENTITY/ACTIVISM


Mouthpiece (egg)

Kitchen Accounts (1/8 series)

The 95p lime

Hand drawing a circle in the air 1

Hand drawing a circle 1

On Stones I Draw

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