Tue, 16 Feb | Online & Delayed Viewing

Picture Yourself in a Burning Building - Scott Treleaven Lecture

Scott Treleaven's evocative autobiographical piece on magic, art, queerness, childhood and finding a life beyond the boundaries.
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Picture Yourself in a Burning Building - Scott Treleaven Lecture

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16 Feb, 19:00 – 20:00
Online & Delayed Viewing

About The Event

Scott Treleaven presents his autobiographical essay ‘Picture Yourself in a Burning Building’. In it the listener meets him in his various ages and phases: the child who sees the fairies, the teen who discovers his queerness, the young occult explorer who strives to find and lose himself. Over the course of forty minutes he takes us into his inner life and his outer experiences of the AIDS epidemic, 90s queer zine culture, phenomenology, Buddhist psychology and anarchism.  Ultimately he questions whether or not - in an era of precarious irrationality - it might be time to put some old ghosts to rest. The presentation is illustrated with images of his art of the past twenty years. 

Scott is a friend of Treadwell's, whom we met in New York in 2016, giving this same presentation at the Occult Humanities Conference. We were blown away. We invite you to experience this highly personal, questioning presentation which made us fall in love with him.  

Scott Treleaven (born Canada, 1972) is a painter and filmmaker. His influential 90s underground publications are included in the book ‘In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955’ (JRP Ringier), and ‘Punk Sex Bodies’ (Dashwood). His artworks and films have been exhibited throughout the world, including the British Film Institute, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Palais de Tokyo, Paris. This lecture was first presented at the Occult Humanities Conference in New York in 2016, and delivered also as part of the ‘Design Misfits’ curriculum at Parsons, Paris.

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