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- Art lovers of all kinds may be interested in Tate Talks, a YouTube channel produced by the UK's Tate Gallery. With Tate Talks, viewers are treated to in-depth discussions with influential artists about their careers, artwork, and personal experiences. These conversations took place in front of live audiences as special events at the Tate, and some of them also include audience Q&A sessions. The artists interviewed in Tate Talks come from around the world and from varying artistic disciplines. Some examples are American filmmaker and video artist Kahlil Joseph, British painter-sculptor Sir Antony Gormley, Nigerian-born visual artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby, and Chinese conceptual artist Ai Weiwei. Most Tate Talk discussions are approximately 90 minutes long, and at this time of writing, there are more than 25 videos. For those unable to attend special talks at the Tate in person, the Tate Talk YouTube channel provides an accessible alternative.
Fashioning Horror by
Publication Date: 2017-12-14
From Jack the Ripper to Frankenstein, Halloween customs to Alexander McQueen collections, Fashioning Horror examines how terror is fashioned visually, symbolically, and materially through fashion and costume, in literature, film, and real life.
With a series of case studies that range from sensationalist cinema and Slasher films to true crime and nineteenth-century literature, the volume investigates the central importance of clothing to the horror genre, and broadens our understanding of both material and popular culture. Arguing that dress is fundamental to our understanding of character and setting within horror, the chapters also reveal how the grotesque and horrific is at the center of fashion itself, with its potential for instability, disguise, and carnivalesque subversion.
Packed with original research, and bringing together a range of international scholars, the book is the first to thoroughly examine the aesthetics of terror and the role of fashion in the construction of horror.