Memento Mori, often translated from the Latin as ‘remember your mortality', will be the subject of discussion at the 2014 Manning Clark House Day of Ideas symposium to be held at The University of Western Australia this Friday 17 October.
The symposium will provide talks and discussion on the ephemeral nature of life and on ancient and contemporary representations of death. Speakers will include UWA Professor Carmen Lawrence on ‘Living with Death', Associate Professor David Glance on ‘Digital Life after Death', and Dr J D Hill, Director of Research at the British Museum on ‘The Archaeology of Mortality'.
The symposium will conclude with the official opening of the ‘Memento Mori' exhibition at UWA's Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery and will include a private viewing of the Allegoria Sacra video installation by the Russian Collective AES+F and floor talk by Nick Mitzevich, Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia.
The UWA School of Music will also present the Artistry! Innovation concert, featuring the late Australian composer Peter Schulthorpe's monumental work 'Memento Mori' on Saturday 18 October in UWA's Winthrop Hall.
Bookings can be made online: http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/conf/doi14
Audrey Barton (Marketing Officer, UWA IAS) (+61 8) 6488 4797