Véronique Chance

Véronique Chance
Anglia Ruskin University


Véronique Chance is Course Leader in MA Fine Art and MA Printmaking at Anglia Ruskin University and studied at Manchester, Glasgow and the Royal College Art. Working across a range of media her work examines the impact of visual media technologies on perceptions of the body as a physical presence. In 2009 she undertook a residency at the Banff New Media Institute, researching the potentials of live image streaming in the remote winter landscape; In 2012 she ran around the inside boundary of the M25 London Orbital relaying images live from her mobile ‘phone to the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London. She completed her PhD at Goldsmiths College in 2012.

Themed Panel (Proposed)

‘Transverse Mappings: Print, Media and Beyond’
In 1968 the critic Leo Steinberg (1920-2011), introduced to the audience of a lecture at MoMA, New York the notion of the ‘Flatbed.’  The term was borrowed from the flat bed of the printing press in order to register the unwieldy pressure put upon traditional notions of the picture plane by the art of the time (in particular that of Robert Rauschenberg), and a conception that did justice to the possibility of a ground open to receive the technological dynamics of new media together with the mediated image.

This panel takes its starting point from Steinberg’s usage of print media as a means for broadening the remit of the art object and its potential role as interface. This conception allows for a rethinking of print media as no longer simply a technical support but synthesizing and negotiating a variety of representational, formal and technical tools.  While some have called for a return to media-specificity, what does this mean for the expanded field of print, a medium that has always traversed media? How do we negotiate practices that lie both in the traditional core of printmaking and also at its edges and periphery? What, is the binding element, the current ‘flatbed’?
Panelists: Nicholas Devison, Johanna Love, Finlay Taylor