2017 Talks Events

The Cinema of Science

Jean Painlevé, Female Seahorse (1931)


Thursday, 16 March 2017


18.00 – 19.30


Ikon, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS


Free, booking essential. Visit https://ikon-gallery.org/event/talk-the-cinema-of-science/ to book online or call Ikon on 0121 248 0708

Dr Kate Ince, Reader in French Film and Gender Studies at the University of Birmingham, will introduce the nature films of French filmmaker and photographer Jean Painlevé,  providing an historical context to his first solo exhibition currently on display at Ikon.

The talk will consider Painlevé’s connections to the Surrealist movement and to contemporaries such as Man Ray and fellow French ‘cinema of science’ enthusiast Georges Franju.

Presented by Ikon in partnership with University of Birmingham.