Professor David Houston Jones Inaugural Lecture

 Visual Culture and The Forensic

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Free event - booking required

Queen's Building - Queen's Building, Queen's Drive

3rd May 2018 at 5.30pm

Running time: 1 hour

Lecture Theatre 1
Queen's Building
University of Exeter
Queen's Drive
3 May 2018, 5.30pm

Professor David Houston Jones, of the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Exeter, will give his Inaugural Lecture on the theme of 'Visual Culture and The Forensic'.

The lecture will look at the rich vein of recent photographic and installation art inspired by the idea of the forensic. The preoccupation with evidence gives rise to installations which engage with our desire to archive everything, from photographs and writte n documents to lifetracking data. Elsewhere artists respond to the understanding of objects as evidence (from digital photographs to bodies and bones).

The lecture will consider the implications of their standpoints to evidence, and of the ‘counter-forensic’stance to which their work gives rise.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the Queen’s Café, from 6:30 – 8:00pm.

This event is free but advance booking is essential.

To book a place at this event, please e-mail: or telephone 01392 725072.

All are welcome.