These free screenings are open to students and staff of University of Edinburgh only.
Dalí and Buñuel's extraordinary surrealist films, Un Chien Andalou (1929) and L'Age d'Or (1930), scandalised audiences and transformed the possibilities of film for the representation of desire and violence, and at the same time opened up a new vein in Surrealism through a disruptive reading of visual and temporal realities. In this event, both films will be introduced by Dr Dana MacFarlane, and there will be time for discussion after the screening.
Dr Dana MacFarlane studied at the universities of Toronto and Essex, and wrote her PhD on Walter Benjamin and Art History. She has published on nineteenth-century photographic reproduction, on Nadar's portraits of Baudelaire, and on the surrealist reading of Atget. She is currently working on the psychological disturbances and anxieties revealed in the writings of early art historians in their encounters with art.
No booking is required for this event.