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Thresholds: seeing the past through the future

Pete James & Mat Collishaw

Research Seminar open to all
5th May, 18:00
20:00 Room B04, 43 Gordon Square

In 1839 WHF Talbot exhibited an extensive selection of his new photogenic drawings at the Birmingham meeting of the Association for the Advancement for Science.  In a time of disturbance, this important event took place in King Edward’s School on New Street, a major work of Neo-Gothic architecture by Charles Barry, which was demolished in the 1930s.

Pete James (former Curator of Photography Collections at Birmingham Library) and acclaimed artist Mat Collishaw will talk about their innovative research project that recreates the exhibition and space as a Virtual Environment.

Their exhibition Thresholds opens in London on May 17th; here they offer a preview.

Thresholds is an event run by History and Theory of Photography Research Centre and the Vasari Centre.

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