Graham Head

Leeds College of Art Library

1st April – 30th May 2014

The window (eye) from "The Dead"

The Window (eye) from “The Dead”

An exhibition and conversational event based around the strange, ambivalent interrelation between IMAGE & TEXT.

The IMAGES on show have been “lifted” from the body of TEXT belonging to James Joyce.

The four images to be displayed and discussed: 1. The Window (eye) from “The Dead”; 2. The Corridor (visual cortex) from “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”; 3. The Lamp in the Library (mind) from “Ulysses”; 4. The Death Mask (the illuminated brain) from “Finnegan’s Wake”.

The four IMAGES are known as “The Dead (and After)”.

“However, perception cannot be confined to what the eyes record of the outer world. A perceptual act is never isolated: it is only the most recent phase of a stream of innumerable similar acts, performed in the past and surviving in the memory. Similarly, the experience in the broader sense must include mental imagery and its relation to the direct sensory observation.”
(Visual Thinking by Rudolph Arnheim)


A flexible series of library based consultations- dialogues- events centred around Visual Art’s relationships with the Word. Ranging from Adolf Wolfi to Bruce Nauman via illuminated manuscripts and James Joyce.

The first in the series will be held on Wednesday 2nd April 2014 in the Vernon Street Library. Further events will be arranged as required. Please contact the library directly on 0113 2028094 for times and further information.

Part of the Library Interventions series


All events are open to everyone.

Please call 0113 2028000 for library opening times and further information.


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