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Tuatara Open Late: Erin Harrington, Häxan, Purple Pilgrims

When:

Thu 2 Nov 2017, 5:00pm–10:00pm

Where: City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Art, music, film, talks, beer, wine, food, magick.

Dr Erin Harrington (University of Canterbury) gives a talk on witches in film and pop culture. There is a screening of the 1922 silent horror masterpiece Häxan: Witchcraft through the Ages with live music and narration, plus Purple Pilgrims perform.

Timetable:
5-10pm: All exhibitions open
5-9pm: DJ B.Lo plays spooky tunes
5 - 9:30pm: Supper treats from House of Dumplings and cash bar
6pm: Dr Erin Harrington on witches and pop culture
7:30pm: Häxan: Witchcraft through the Ages with live music and narration
9pm: Purple Pilgrims play live

About:
Dr Erin Harrington is a lecturer in English and Cultural Studies at the University of Canterbury. Her work focuses on horror, embodiment, popular and visual culture, and sex and gender, and she also has a particular interest in theatre, criticism and dramaturgy.

She has written for a range of literary and academic publications, art catalogues, and popular outlets, and she regularly appears as a speaker and panelist. Her book, Women, Monstrosity and Horror Film: Gynaehorror, will be published this year by Routledge.

Benjamin Christensen's 1922 silent horror masterpiece Häxan, complete with live narration and score performed by Dayle Jellyman (keys); Justin Firefly (guitars); Dan Yeabsley (horns, reeds, bass); Andrew Laking (bass); and Thomas Friggens (percussion).

Sisters Valentine and Clementine Nixon are the dream-pop duo Purple Pilgrims.

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