Public lecture by visiting prof. dr. David Bate "The Virtual Image?"

The world renown writer and artist David Bate is giving a public lecture "The Virtual Image?" on 13th of November at noon in Photography, Animation and Media Art Department, room no. 424, Maironio st. 3, Vilnius.

With the current high anxiety about the impact of computing and artificial intelligence on images and addresses the contemporary concern that reality is disappearing into fabricated images. The talk explores these questions through changes to photography, the impact of computational techniques and some of its consequences for art and social uses of the photographic image.

Visit is organised by VDA FAMM department and supported by Education Exchanges Support Foundation. The professor will also lead a workshop for FAMM postgraduates at the VDA Nida Art Colony and attend the artistic research symposium "Not Quite King, Not Quite Fish"


Professor David Bate is an artist and writer.  Educated in film, photography and art history his work is informed by interdisciplinary perspectives and attitudes to visual arts practice. His extensive writings on the visual arts include the books Photography and Surrealism: Sexuality, Colonialism and Social DissentArt Photography published by Tate Publishing and the monograph Photography as a Critical Practice. His writing are widely translated and his works are widely exhibited internationally, most recently at the International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China. He is Director of the Expanded Photography Centre at the School of Art, University of Westminster, London, UK.