Ghost Readers - Stories from Scotland and Beyond

Ghost Readers - Stories from Scotland and Beyond
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This is a past event

Part of the series of talks and events accompanying the 'City of Ghosts' exhibition.

Join us for an entertaining evening of eerie tales read by Tim Baker, Sheena Blackhall, Hazel Hutchison and Alison Lumsden from the WORD Centre for Creative Writing.

The readings will take place in the Gallery on the ground floor of the Sir Duncan Rice Library. Visitors will have chance to view George Washington Wilson's "ghost" images which are part of the exhibition before the lights are dimmed! 

 

 

About the readers:

Tim Baker  Sheena Blackhall  Hazel Hutchison  Alison Lumsden

 

More about the exhibition:

A contemporary of Wilson’s once described early urban photography as creating “cities of ghosts”. Long exposure times were required in early photography and figures that passed across the frame while the camera shutter was open were later revealed as blurred traces of movement. Wilson was among the first to make technical improvements in this area. In his photographs we can see the faces of many of the city dwellers, but a double-exposure effect also created ghostly figures in an otherwise pin-sharp cityscape. These technical “imperfections” nevertheless evoke the peculiar nature of cities as places in which the human element is transient in contrast to the enduring solidity of the built environment. There is arguably no more solidly mineral an environment than the granite of Aberdeen’s streets and buildings.

Speaker
Tim Baker, Sheena Blackhall, Hazel Hutchison, Alison Lumsden and introduced by Helen Lynch
Hosted by
Special Collections Centre
Venue
The Gallery, The Sir Duncan Rice Library
Contact

Entry to this event is FREE but booking is advised.

To book contact scc.events@abdn.ac.uk or call 01224 273049

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