Killing Today. Killing Yesterday: A Genealogy of Corpse Magic

Free Public Lecture

Killing Today. Killing Yesterday: A Genealogy of Corpse Magic

The Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) and the Research Unit in Public Cultures (RUPC) are delighted to host an upcoming public lecture by Professor Michael Taussig from Columbia University, City of New York. Professor Su Baker will introduce this lecture.

Killing of humans or animals creates a bond between killer and killed which in some instances amounts to the victim inhabiting the body and being of the slayer. What to think, then, of the killing by US police of three people per day (disproportionately Native American and black), let alone school shootings, gang shootings and other massacres in that fair land, especially the past decade as cell phone images of actual killing break through the taboos against the representation of killing?

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