BSR Online Lecture: Horizontal Transmission

WEDNESDAY 6 MAY 18.00–19.30 CET

John Walter in conversation with Marta Pellerini (BSR)

We are delighted to launch this series of BSR Online Lectures for all our friends and followers and in the hope of making new ones. Thanks go to all of those who have agreed to contribute to this first series and to colleagues at the BSR who have pulled the series together with such skill and speed. Although we cannot gather here in Rome, we take consolation in coming together online.

Stephen Milner, Director

This virtual lecture will take place using the online platform, Zoom.

John Walter (Sainsbury Scholar 2006-8) in conversation with Marta Pellerini (BSR) about the transmission of culture. They will address a variety of subjects including lockdown, viruses of the mind (memes) and other issues relating to the Covid-19 emergency and Walter’s recent work.

Dr John Walter is a visual artist, curator and academic based in London. He won the 2016 Hayward Touring Curatorial Open for Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness which travelled from The MAC in Belfast to DCA Dundee and Bury Art Museum. His installation Alien Sex Club (2015) was featured as part of Somewhere in Between at Wellcome Collection, London (2018) and Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2017). His recent project CAPSID (2018) further developed his interest in innovating the discourse around HIV by looking at the molecular mechanics of the virus. Recent exhibitions include: Brexit Gothic (DKUK, 2019); Crep Suzette – A Shoe Show (with Bert McLean, LUVA, 2019); The Fourth Wall (Look Again Festival Aberdeen, 2019); Booze Guitar (Matt’s Gallery, 2018) and The Zany Capsid (Hardwick Gallery, 2017). This lecture will take place at 18.00 Rome time (CET).

Please register here as places are limited.