Noam M. Elcott
Noam M. Elcott (US) is Assistant Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University and an editor of Grey Room. He specialises in the history and theory of modern art and media, with an emphasis on interwar art, photography, and film. Elcott’s first book, Artificial Darkness: A History of Modern Art and Media, is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.
Session 4: How the Night Changed
Friday 27 February
10:30 - 12:30
Paradiso, Main Hall
The night was once pitch dark. Nocturnal human activity was determined by darkness. The real darkness of the night informed our cultural conception of night and darkness. But the night changed during the nineteenth century