J.G. Ballard: Crash, The Atrocity Exhibition and Moving Beyond Literature

Date(s) - Thu. Jan. 7, 2016
7:00 pm GMT - 10:00 pm GMT

The Horse Hospital

Jack Sargeant

£10 advance / £11 on the door / £8 concs

Building on Jack Sargeant’s previously published research on J.G. Ballard, this talk explores Ballard in the realms beyond literature, looking at his graphics, use of performance and the infamous Crashed Cars exhibition as well as the short film Crash, in relation to the aesthetic ‘perversions’ that emerged around his ground-breaking 1970s novels. The talk offers an exploration of Ballard’s radical experimental work, and traces its influence into the subcultural mise en scène of the era and beyond.

The talk will include a screening of  The Unlimited Dream Company (dir: Sam Scoggins, 1983, 24 mins).