In this year at Warwick:
- Vision 2015 was launched.
- The Maths Houses were awarded Grade II* listed status by English Heritage.
- IGGY was launched.
- The Institute of Advanced Studies was launched.
- The Reinvention Centre’s new social teaching space opened at Westwood in the place once occupied by Surfers’ Bar. The Reinvention Centre was based in Sociology and worked in collaboration with Oxford Brookes. (The Reinvention Centre has since merged with the CAPITAL Centre to form the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL).)
A team from Warwick won the BBC Two show University Challenge. Warwick’s Team was captained by Daisy Christodoulou, a 3rd Year English Literature student. The other members were Harold Wyber, (3rd Year Economics), Prakash Patel, (MOAC PhD) and Rory Gill (4th Year English Literature and Italian).
The two works by Gersht in the collection are from a 2007 series of photographic works entitled 'Time after Time'. For this the artist used sophisticated digital technology to capture 1/6000th of a second images of contrived explosions of elaborate flower arrangements. The works refer to the flower studies and vanitas paintings of Fantin-Latour and other European masters of still life painting which contain implied references to death and decay. Gersht brings these themes into a contemporary context, highlighting tensions between creation and destruction, beauty and violence.
And in the world:
- Madeleine McCann disappeared.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows became the fastest selling book in history.
The New Wembley Stadium in England was completed.
- Singapore airlines becomes the first airline to fly the new Airbus passenger jet A380 ( JumboJet) on scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney, Australia.
Time After Time: Blow Up no.11 | Ori Gersht