Ian Wiblin

  • Senior Lecturer in Photography/Documentary Photography
  • Faculty of Business and Creative Industries
  • Uwch Ddarlithydd mewn Ffotograffiaeth/Ffotograffiaeth Ddogfennol
  • Cyfadran Busnes a Diwydiannau Creadigol
Ian Wiblin

About Me

Ian Wiblin studied at the London College of Printing under the experimental filmmaker and graphic designer, Stephen Dwoskin, with whom he also worked as art director and camera operator. He is a photographer and filmmaker whose work explores the representation of place and its architecture in relation to real or imagined histories. Within his teaching, primarily on the BA Photography course at USW, he is interested in critical approaches to practice and theory regarding the still and moving image.

Ian has shown work at The Photographers' Gallery, London, and elsewhere in Britain and internationally. Exhibitions include Night Watch, Kettle's Yard Gallery, Cambridge (1996), Recovered Territory, The New Art Gallery, Walsall (2007), BANK, Schwarzwaldallee Gallery, Basel (2015) and Night Watch, Sprengel Museum, Hanover (2020). His long-form video works – Stella Polare (2006), The View from Our House (2013) and Four Parts of a Folding Screen (2018), made together with Anthea Kennedy – have been screened at various international film festivals (such as IFF Rotterdam) and venues, including the Whitechapel Gallery, London. Ian's writing, on photography considered in relation to architecture, film and performance, has been published in journals and as book chapters. He has also contributed papers to various conferences.

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Publications And Past Projects

  • 2020: (Exhibition) Night Watch: Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany.
  • 2018: (Film) Four Parts of a Folding Screen (with Anthea Kennedy, col., 83 mins., digital video). Arts Council England funding award. Premiere: International Film Festival Rotterdam (2018).
  • (Conference paper) 'Radical matter-of-factness in the film, Four Parts of Folding Screen'. Radical Film Network conference, Dublin Institute of Technology.
  • 2017: (Book chapter) ‘The Bank of England in Ruins: Photographic Speculation and the Abstract Nature of Money’; co-authored chapter with Müller, C. J., in: Credo Credit Crisis: Speculations on Faith and Money, Roman and Littlefield.
  • 2016: (Video installation) City Circular, 2016 (15 mins., col., single-screen installation piece). 'Contact' Festival of New Experimental Video, Apiary Studios, London.
  • 2015: (Exhibition) BANK: Schwarzwaldallee Gallery, Basel, Switzerland.
  • (Article) ‘Photography, Performance, Ruin: Performing photography in site of architecture’, Performance Research; Volume 20, No. 3