Opening event Wednesday October 3, from 6.00pm
‘Ghosts, vampires, monsters […] flourish in an era when you might expect them to be dead and buried, without a place. They are something brought about by modernity itself. […] What seems to be a leftover is actually a product of modernity its counterpart’
– Mladen Dolar
At least since Bram Stoker wrote Dracula in the late-nineteenth century, the vampire has served as a subtle symbol of modern alienation in its various forms: the alienation of individuals from larger social units; of subjects from their unconscious desires; of workers from the value of their labour. As Roger Luckhurst writes, the vampire ’embodies in one elusive figure everything that shiny modernity [is] at risk of forgetting about its [own] blood-soaked history.’ Engaging the vampire figure from this perspective, The Half of Life is a moving-image by Oliver Gilbert which is an interpretation of a short story by Daniel Satele.
Date(s) - 03/10/2018 - 13/10/2018