11 July 2008
Tableau from Ordet (1955), directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer
The filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer has been described as Hammershøi’s one true heir. Although these two Danes never met, the stylistic affinities between their respective oeuvres are compelling: their images speak of the listless time and drifting dust of empty rooms, and the traces of bodies passing through them. Dr Claire Thomson, UCL, discusses how Hammershøi’s still, silent paintings and Dreyer’s moving images help us grasp the historical ambition of cinema itself: to embalm time and matter.
Reynolds Room; 6.30–7.30pm; £14/£6* (includes lecture, exhibition entry and a drink), £10 (includes lecture and a drink)
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