Thursday 27 March: 'Edward Said is Still With Us' - Jean Mohr talk at Goldsmiths College

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Mar 24, 2014, 8:12:07 AM3/24/14

Thurs. 27 March: Jean Mohr reflects on his collaboration with Edward Said. Goldsmiths, London:
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Jean Mohr reflects on his collaboration with Edward Said

Guest of honour: Mariam Said

Annual Methods Lab Lecture,
Sociology Department, Goldsmiths

Thursday 27 March
5-7pm + drinks to follow

Richard Hoggart Building,
Goldsmiths College,

New Cross, SE14 6NW  

free event
In this public conversation, photographer Jean Mohr will reflect on his collaboration with Edward Said on After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives (1986).

The Photographer Photographed, 1979, Jerusalem (Jean Mohr)

TALK: In 1983 Jean Mohr was commissioned by the UN to take photos of some of the key sites in which Palestinians lived their lives. Because the UN allowed only minimal text (the names of places) to accompany the photographs, Said and Mohr decided to work together on an 'interplay', as Said put it, of Said's personal account of Palestinian suffering and exile and Mohr's photographs – 'an unconventional, hybrid, and fragmentary [form] of expression' - which they called After the Last Sky (1986).

Jean Mohr will reflect on this and his other collaborations in this Annual Methods Lab Lecture, presented by the Sociology Department, Goldsmiths College. Followed by a drinks reception and exhibition view. 

EXHIBITION: The Space and Gaze exhibition at Goldsmiths (September 2013 – July 2014) brings Jean Mohr's images and Edward Said's text from this seminal book together for the first time. Working against the grain of speeded up short durations in gallery spaces and the cultural sector more widely, we have chosen to live and converse with the images and texts for the longer duration of an academic year. Against the grain of the corporatization of the academy, the exhibition claims the space for an alternative writing on the walls of the university.... 
Visit the exhibition in the Kingsway Corridor, Goldsmith's College until July. Monday-Saturday, 8am - 9pm; Sunday, 9:30 - 6pm. Free.
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