The Thread: Wrath (of the Dead)
May 21, 2013
— Masters of Horror
Wrath (of the Dead): In the second of a series of eight shows about the Seven Deadly Sins, the weekly discussion show run by PhD students from The London Consortium looks at the concept of Wrath and its connection to zombie culture. Guests include: Dr. Richard Barnett, a Fellow at the Wellcome Trust and host of ‘Sick City’, Alex Fitch, the presenter of Resonance FM’s Panel Borders and an assistant editor of Electric Sheep Magazine, and Dr. Jill Critchley, psychotherapist, member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Psychotherapist. Host: Lauren Sapikowski (Originally broadcast 20/05/13 on Resonance FM)
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Image Duplicator at Orbital Comics
Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein currently has a show on at the Tate Modern. While the public is intimately familiar with his work, what they may be unaware of is that many of his images were directly “appropriated” from comic artists like Irv Novick, Russ Heath, Jack Kirby, John Romita and Joe Kubert, who received no fee or credit.
Is this an act of brilliant recontexturalisation? The elevation of commercial “low” art to “high” art? Art world snobbery? Artistic licence? Gallery shortsightedness? Cultural annexation? Or something else entirely? This show brings together real comic-book artists and other “commercial artists” – illustrators, designers, cartoonists – to ask these kinds of questions and share their views, via their work.
Each artist was asked to “re-reappropriate” one of the comic images Lichtenstein used: to go back to the source material and twist it into something interesting and original, and in the process to comment on the act of appropriation.
Money raised from selling prints and originals will be donated to the Hero Initiative, which helps down-on-their-luck comic book veterans.
Take Back the Art!
16th May – 31st May 2013, Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
More info: http://www.orbitalcomics.com/image-duplicator
Society screening, Brighton
CINE EXCESS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON PRESENTS:
A SPECIALLY REMASTERED SCREENING OF CULT HORROR CLASSIC, SOCIETY
FOLLOWED BY Q and A WITH DIRECTOR/PRODUCER BRIAN YUZNA
The Cine Excess International Film Festival and the University of Brighton’s Faculty of Arts are delighted to welcome myth-making director/producer Brian Yuzna to the region, where he will present a special screening of his cult film classic Society, as well as to give a career talk to film students studying at the University’s Hastings Campus the following day. He will be interviewed on stage by Cine Excess Director, Dr. Xavier Mendik, Lecturer in film studies at University of Brighton and author of BFI’s 100 Cult Films.
Society (1989) is a deliciously dark satire on the darker underbelly of modern life.Billy (Billy Warlock) is feels he’s different to the rest of his family. They seem to relish an upper class life of social parties whilst he prefers to be more down-to-earth.His suspicions extend to his own girlfriend but when David (Tim Bartell) his sister’s boyfriend, dies mysteriously after showing him a tape, he returns home to find a bizarre party in full swing which reveals the true horrors of his upbringing, a heritage he’s now expected to embrace.
THURSDAY 23rd MAY TIME: 9.15pm
DUKE’S CINEMA at KOMEDIA, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 1UN
More info / tickets: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Dukes_At_Komedia/Whats_On
Help launch The Black Cloud
Support Charles Cutting’s new graphic short story compilation… If you think it’s the kind of thing you would be cool with posting about, liking and sharing on Facespace and Twitter, Charlie would be most grateful…
Over the last year and a half Charles has produced three short stories in graphic form for three different authors.
‘After The End’ is penned by Tauriq Moosa and deals with a secret scientific experiment.
‘Two Little Boys’ concerns an intriguing coincidence linking the lives of Adolf Hitler and Ludwig Wittgenstein and is written by Christian David. It first appeared in Issue 29 of The Illustrated Ape.
The final story ‘The Bleeding Horse’ is an adaptation of a macabre story by Brian J Showers about a haunted Irish pub.
Charlie needs $2000 to cover the printing and shipping costs. By pre-ordering a copy of Black Cloud via Indiegogo you will be entitled to various perks depending on how much you wish to chip in to the campaign. These cost between $15 and $200 and include sketches, advertising space and original artwork.