'NOSFERATU (The Undead)' is a film installation by Venezuelan born, New York-based artist Javier Téllez that focuses on cinema and mental illness. Téllez’ film is inspired by Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, the German expressionist masterpiece directed by FW Murnau in 1922. Téllez created the work in collaboration with people living with mental illness after a series of workshops that he conducted on the subjects of vampirism and the representation of psychiatric institutions in cinema.
Presented as part of The Big Anxiety
WHEN: 27 SEPTEMBER - 16 NOVEMBER 2019
WHERE: UNSW GALLERIES
ADDRESS: CNR OF OXFORD ST & GREENS RD, PADDINGTON NSW 2021
HOURS: TUES TO SAT, 10AM-5PM. CLOSED PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Image credit: Javier Téllez, NOSFERATU (The Undead) (still) 2018, 16mm film transferred to 4K, 33 minutes. Commissioned by The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester. Image courtesy: the artist.