Talks & film screening: Lord Horror – the Dark and Silver Age
- Tue 26 Aug 2014
- 6:00 pm
To celebrate the latest exhibition at the Burgess Foundation, curated by Michael Butterworth and The Exhibition Centre for the Life and Use of Books (see above for details), we invite you to attend an evening of talks, discussion and a long-awaited public screening of Gareth Jackson’s Lord Horror – The Dark and Silver Age, an experimental film based on the Lord Horror oeuvre, described by Savoy as ‘a solid hour of monochrome menace, Hitlerian hubris and rock’n’roll’. Prior to the film screening there will be three short presentations from broadcaster and art critic Bob Dickinson, art historian and journalist Michael Paraskos and academic Jonathan Barlow discussing Lord Horror, the culture surrounding Savoy and their tumultuous history. Visit Eventbrite to book your place.
Bob Dickinson is a Manchester based broadcaster and art critic who has produced a number of documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and 1 on subjects relating to music, art and local history. He has been published widely in the local and national press including Corridor8, Michael Butterworth’s current publishing project. For this event he will situate Savoy within the context of Manchester’s counterculture and alternative cultural scenes during the 1970s and 80s.
Michael Paraskos was born in Leeds, studying at the School of Fine Art at the University of Leeds and later gaining his doctorate focussing on aesthetic theories of Herbert Read from the University of Nottingham. He is now lecturer in Art History at the City and Guilds School of Art in London, and is the founder and lead organiser of the annual conference Othello’s Island. Michael will be giving a talk based on his review of Reverbstorm, published in The Spectator in 2013, in which he approaches the graphic novel from an art historical perspective.
Jonathan Barlow is currently working on his Masters in English Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University. His research interests relate to the interaction between visual art and prose put forth in his paper New Worlds and Reverbstorm, delivered at the University of East Anglia for the Science Fiction ‘New Wave’ At Fifty conference.
Gareth Jackson is a conceptual artist, experimental filmmaker and occasional author. He is also the producer of Speculative Fictions, an e-annual that aims to marry conceptual art with science fiction writing.