RCA talks

Fine Art Talks: Carol Mavor

28 October 2015 | 3pm

Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre

The RCA Fine Art Talks is pleased to welcome Carol Mavor who will present her lecture: In the Middle of Things: The Lion Man, a Seashell and a Hare.

Carol Mavor calls herself an artist-historian. She has published five books. The most recent monograph Blue Mythologies (Reaktion Books, 2013) ‘coaxes us into having a less complacent attitude…even when it comes to something as apparently innocuous as a color’ (Los Angeles Review of Books). Her Reading Boyishly was named by Turner-Prize winner Grayson Perry in The Guardian as his 2008 'Book of the Year.' She is currently finishing Aurelia: Art and Literature Through the Eyes and Mouth of the Fairy Tale (Reaktion, 2016).

Mavor received an Arts Council grant for her thirty-nine minute, black-and-white, moving-image portrait entitled FULL (made with artist Megan Powell, 2014). The film is original for its elegiac approach to male anorexia told through still photography and moving imagery. FULL premiered in the UK at The Whitworth, Manchester (February 2015). As Mary Kelly has written of the film: 'Mavor’s lyrical narrative fits the film essay genre like a glove.'