• roc Social
  • NY

NOSFERATU (The Undead)

  • Dates: April 23, 2018 - June 15, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • End Time: 5:00 PM
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Admission: Included with gallery admission: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; $6 for college students and youth 6-18; free for children 5 and under and UR students, faculty, and staff
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery
  • Address: 500 University Avenue Rochester, NY 14607-1484
  • Phone: (585) 276-8900
  • Email: maginfo@mag.rochester.edu
  • Web Site: http://mag.rochester.edu

NOSFERATU (The Undead) is a film installation by New York-based artist Javier Téllez that focuses on cinema and mental illness. It is the first exhibition to be presented as part of “Reflections on Place,” a series of media art commissions inspired by the City of Rochester, New York.

Téllez’ film was inspired by Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, the expressionist silent masterpiece directed by F. W. Murnau in 1922. Téllez made 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 film. Combining black-and-white 16mm and color digital film, NOSFERATU (The Undead) was shot at the Eastman Kodak factory, the Dryden Theatre of the George Eastman Museum, and at the Main Street Armory, all in Roches