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Thursday Scratch Nights

Film Screening and Talk


Film Screening and Talk

Thursday 24 May / 6.30pm / Free


Film Screening: ‘Stendhal Syndrome’ by Alistair Gentry
Is traditional art doing something to our minds that contemporary art can't do? Stendhal Syndrome is a recorded performance lecture about the psychiatric/psychosomatic condition in which people are mentally and physically overwhelmed by looking at too much art. Only representational art causes Stendhal Syndrome: abstract, conceptual, installation and other forms of contemporary art have never been known to do so. The Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and the Vatican are all prime sites for Stendhal Syndrome.


Writer and artist Alistair Gentry’s diverse work has been seen and heard in digital media, on radio, television and the stage, in art galleries, at film festivals, in print and online. He has been included in group exhibitions worldwide, and he is a member of the East Anglian artists' research group Market Project. He researches extensively for his performance works and employs scientific or academic forms and methods  


Talk: Evolution of the paranormal
'Why we may have extraordinary abilities' by Dr. Richard Broughton.

Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Northampton and President of the Society for Psychical Research, Dr Broughton is the author of numerous scientific papers and a critically acclaimed popular book on parapsychology. He frequently serves as a commentator in television programs on parapsychology and intuition issues, most recently appearing with Tony Robinson in a Channel 4 documentary. His principal research areas are anomalous intuition and the emotional underpinnings of extrasensory phenomena.



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Happening every Thursday evening at the Gallery, Scratch Nights are a series of events by emerging local and national practitioners working in music/sound, film, expanded cinema, performance and spoken word.


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