A Lecture by Anat Pick
Professor of Film, Queen Mary's College, University of London, UK
From cinema to electroshock therapy to the electric chair, electricity has always exuded ambivalent powers as both animator and killer. Focusing on the story of the condemned Topsy in Thomas Edison’s Electrocuting and Elephant (1903), this talk explores the intersections of electrical and political power in the age of visual spectacle.
Collegiate Professor & Professor of English, Drama, and Environmental Studies, New York University