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18:30 - 19:30 12 May 2015

“The first smile”: a poetics of the ephemeral and durational


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Sharon Morris, is Professor of Fine Art and Head of the PhD programme at The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. A visual artist and poet, her research is interdisciplinary, using translation between words and images to address themes of subjectivity and place. Her exhibitions include photography, video and sound, and she is the author of two collections of poetry, False Spring and Gospel Oak.

The poetics of communication: the whisper, song, smile, cry, tear…

Commencing with Sharon Morris’s first audiovisual work, ‘Family Portrait’, About Time, ICA, 1981, and introducing her current photographic work, which responds to an album of salt-prints created by Mary Dillwyn in 1853, this lecture presents a selection of artworks and poems that raise a series of questions. Where have we come from? Who are we? And in seeking to locate where we are now, by implication, who are we becoming?


Tessa Rickards
+44 (0)20 7679 1346 | t.rickards@ucl.ac.uk