23 sept 2014

Morbid Attractor presents Haunted Taxonomies

23 Sep 2014
7:30 PM

Dis-Manibusweb

7.30pm doors Tickets £5 advance (CLICK HERE) , £7 on the door

A special collaboration between Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy and London’s Strange Attractor
*Robert Williams – Dis Manibus: A Taxonomy of Ghosts from Popular Forms
An illustrated taxonomy of ghosts and ghostly phenomena.  “Dis Manibus” is drawn from the Latin, abbreviated to “DM” on Roman tombstones, which dedicate the occupants to ‘The Spirits of the Underworld’. Dis Manibus emerged as a consequence of a series of seminars during which a group of graduate students and artists considered the different contexts and behaviours of ghosts and ghost-seeing from a range of popular cultural forms.
Robert Williams is an artist and academic based at the University of Cumbria, he has collaborated closely with Mark Dion, Bryan McGovern Wilson and others.

* Roger Luckhurst – Voids, Corridors, Wires
Haunting has recalibrated to the spaces and networks of the modern world, its architecture and environments. These are spaces that do not seep history as much as horrify through their absences and psychic deficits. This talk will start to build a taxonomy of contemporary haunted spaces, featuring appearances from Kipling and Ballard, Kubrick and Lynch.
Roger Luckhurst is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck College. His most recent book is “The Mummy’s Curse: The True History of a Dark Fantasy”.