On May 4, 5-7pm, Goldsmith College, in conjunction with MOCA London, will host a screening of Edgar Martins’ short film The Life and Death of Schrodingër’s cat. This will be followed by an artist talk and conversation with UK curator Zelda Cheatle. Register for free at Eventbright.
The Life and Death of Schrödinger’s Cat is the film element of the project What Photography & Incarceration have in Common with an Empty Vase, a project developed with inmates and their families in the Midlands. It deploys a succession of archive photographs sourced from CERN, The European Spage Agency and defunct newspapers, strongly reminiscent of scientific illustration and documentation, and that remarkable 1977 photobook by Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel, Evidence, in which their appropriations use an older, outdated mode of photography to show a testing of truth and certainty in the wake of Watergate and Vietnam. All fail to illustrate and communicate and become instead science fiction, beautiful enigmas (Mark Durden).