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SAM Deep Dives with the University of Melbourne: I am, I am, I am: Artist, Poet, Spy

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Join Shepparton Art Museum for a new monthly series of talks and conversation, SAM Deep Dives with the University of Melbourne from September to November 2023.

Delving into the themes and ideas of current collection exhibition Dance Me to the End of Love, this series of lectures led by academics and researchers from the University of Melbourne investigates death, technology, poetry and society in three unique conversations prompted by works in the SAM Collection.

"I am, I am, I am: Artist, Poet, Spy"

Dr Tyne Sumner

ARC Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Dr Tyne Daile Sumner is an interdisciplinary Research Fellow in the School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts. Her research covers three main areas: literary studies, surveillance, and digital humanities.

Representing life in all its varied stages is the trade of the poet, artist and singer-songwriter. But when biography takes centre stage, what becomes of the representational function of art? Digging into the SAM collection alongside the lyrics of Cohen and his contemporaries, Dr Sumner considers the often fraught but also tender, fascinating and ultimately irresolvable tension between an artist’s life, work and the spectacle that is our dance from birth to death.   

This is a dual delivery event. You are welcome to tune in either in person at Shepparton Art Museum or online via Zoom.

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