Javier Téllez: NOSFERATU (The Undead)
- When 27 Sep - 16 Nov 2019
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'NOSFERATU (The Undead)' is a film installation by Venezuelan born, New York-based artist Javier Téllez that focuses on cinema and mental illness. Téllez’ film is inspired by Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, the German expressionist masterpiece directed by FW Murnau in 1922.
Téllez created 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 cinema.
Javier Téllez NOSFERATU (The Undead) (film still) 2018. 16mm film transferred to 4K, 33 minutes. Commissioned by The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester. Image courtesy: the artist
Javier Téllez NOSFERATU (The Undead) 2018. Installation view, UNSW Galleries, 2019. Photo: Jessica Maurer
Presented as part of The Big Anxiety