A Culture of Curiosity

­Friday, October 12th 2007, 7:00 PM, at Photographer's Gallery, 5 & 8 Great Newport Street, London

This evening of talks and performances presented some antique and modern wonders from the magazine’s cabinet of curiosities. Sina Najafi, editor-in-chief and host for trhe evening, introduced the magical sweetener that is Miracle Fruit. Writer and critic Michael Bracewell presented a guide to the seaside surrealism of Morecambe and Heysham. Maiken Umbach, from the University of Manchester, talked about the peculiar political meaning of volcanoes in 18th-century Germany. And Brian Dillon, Cabinet’s UK editor, acted out the oddities of Victorian gesture manuals.

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