Photography and the return of the dead: panel discussion FREE EVENT
14 August 2010
3PM at MGA FREE EVENT
Join prominent photographic artists ANNE FERRAN and ROD McNICOL, and well-known curator and writer HELEN ENNIS as they discuss photography's ability to keep the past alive.
Contemporary culture is obsessed with keeping the dead alive. While vampires and zombies were once the mainstay of horror films and literature, the success of Buffy and more recently the Twilight saga suggest our collective fascination with the undead has reached phenomenal proportions.
Photography is also preoccupied with the undead: it keeps the past alive, in the form of a magical, silvery image. As part of its latest exhibition Living deadly: haunted surfaces and contemporary art, MGA is hosting a panel discussion on photography's ability to keep the past alive.
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