Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath. Benjamin Christensen’s film Häxan (Witchcraft Through the Ages) is a sensuous and darkly humorous exploration of the witches of the Middle Ages. Presented in partnership between the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Queensland Film Festival and the Institute of Modern Art, this free screening is essential viewing for those with an interest in the superstitious practices of yore.
Don’t miss your chance to see this legendary film accompanied by a spine tingling experimental live score performed by Lucy Cliché and Naomi Blacklock. The screening will be introduced by Dr Charlotte-Rose Millar, who has written extensively on witchcraft, diabolism, emotions and sexual practices in early modern England.
To avoid disappointment, reserve your free spot via Eventbrite here.
Dir. Benjamin Christensen | Sweden 1922, 106 minutes | Unrated 15+
Dr Charlotte-Rose Millar a UQ Fellow in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland and an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100‒1800). She is the author of the book Witchcraft, the Devil and Emotions in in Early Modern England and is the prize-winning author for her articles on witchcraft, diabolism, emotions and sexual practices in early modern England.
Lucy Cliché has been a critical force in the Sydney DIY music and sound scene for over 10 years. Under her pseudonym Lucy Cliché, she explores the intersections of techno, industrial and electro through an all hardware set-up.
Naomi Blacklock is a Brisbane-based artist who works through sound installation, text works and performance to explore mythologies regarding the witch archetype and harmful histories of gender and cultural identity. Her ritualised sound objects and performances are intended to amplify the body and the voice through performative bodily precision and aural screaming.