Please join us for the upcoming public guest lecture by Todd McMillan titled ‘Sadness at Leaving and Fears of Return.’
Todd McMillan is a Sydney-based artist whose photography, film and video works operate at the crossroads of conceptual art, modernism and literature. Bringing the themes of Romanticism to bear on the humorous and often pitiful adventures of the twenty-first century, McMillan’s deeply introspective image based works evoke the tragicomedy of life, the inevitability of failure and the place of sincerity in the face of hopelessness. In his works, acts of endurance and repetition mediate questions of meaning and, ultimately, purpose. The attempt, however awry it may go, to make sense of the world is given poetical importance. What we see when we look at the work of Todd McMillan are lives – human, fallible, and yet intrinsically striving, trying to negotiate injury, obstacle and the barrier of empty time.
Friday 1st of April, 2016
The Science Building
The University Hall
The event is free and open to the public.