Like a Falling Star – Stories of Love and its Remnants

Esther Teichmann in Conversation with Carol Mavor

27—27 apr 2012

Daniel Blau is excited to host an evening of presentation and conversation with Esther Teichmann and Carol Mavor. The format of the talk will be a screening of a short new film piece of Esther’s (In Search of Lightning, 2011) and a little intro into the piece with some examples of other works. Carol will then read a new short story and we will have a conversation, followed by questions.

German-American artist Esther Teichmann (b. 1980) received a Masters of Fine Art from the Royal College of Art in 2005 and a PhD by project also from the RCA in 2011. Her practice moves across still and moving image, collage and painting, creating alternate worlds, which blur autobiography and fiction. She continues to live and work in London where she is senior lecturer at the London College of Communication/UAL on the BA and MA program in photography. Teichmann’s work has been exhibited and published internationally, with group shows in London, Los Angeles, Berlin and Modena and solo exhibitions in the UK, Australia, Germany and Switzerland.

Her work can be viewed at

Carol Mavor is Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester, England. Mavor is the author of four books: Reading Boyishly: Roland Barthes, J. M. Barrie, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Marcel Proust, and D. W. Winnicott (Duke UP, 2007), Becoming: The Photographs of Clementina, Viscountess, Hawarden (Duke UP, 1999) Pleasures Taken: Performances of Sexuality and Loss in Victorian Photographs (Duke UP, 1995) and Black and Blue: The Bruising Passion of Camera Lucida, La Jetée, Sans soleil and Hiroshima mon amour (Duke UP, 2012). She has lectured broadly in the US and the UK. For 2010-2011, Mavor was named the Northrop Frye Chair in Literary Theory at University of Toronto.

Currently, Mavor is completing Blue Mythologies: A Study of the Hue of Blue (forthcoming from Reaktion in 2013).

This event will run from 6pm at 51 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB.