Bridget Crone is a curator, writer and lecturer based in London and working across the UK and internationally. Most recently, she has been the Artistic Director of Media Art Bath (2006-11), where she commissioned, produced and curated work for exhibition at the ICA, London and Arnolfini, Bristol as well as non-art sites.
Previously, a lecturer for the MA Critical Writing and Curatorial Practice, University of the Arts London (2007-10), Bridget has taught BA courses in Fine Art and Visual Cultures including at the University of Kent, London Metropolitan University and Goldsmiths, University of London. Also committed to encouraging critical enquiry and debate through informal pedagogical projects, Bridget convenes the monthly experimental film and discussion programme, FILM EXERCISE, at the Arnolfini (2009 – ).
Bridget has an ongoing interest in ideas and practices revolving around the concepts of staging and theatricality, in particular artist moving image and performance practice. She has pursued ideas of staging and theatricality in relation to time and subjectivity through a series of curatorial projects since 2007; these projects, The Sensible Stage (2007-12) and A Theatre to Address (2010) have been realised through a series of projects across the UK such as Arnolfini, Bristol and the Whitechapel, London.
The result of Bridget’s ongoing research project into the collision and collusion of image and performance based practices in producing a speculative “real”, the recently published book, The Sensible Stage: Staging and the Moving Image (Picture This / Cornerhouse) is an edited collection that discusses the concept of ‘staging’ in relation to time and the event, and includes an interview with Professor Alain Badiou as well as essays by practitioners and theorists working with performance and moving image practice.