Keyword: Witnessing

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A conversation about KANG Sang-woo’s film KIM-GUN and how it treats historical evidence and testimonies as a ‘horizon of contingent truths’ with the potential to be pieced together in alternating ways, touching upon the complex dynamics of archives and life stories, collective memory and amnesia, the mechanisms of image-making and history-writing.

Three videos are used in real time composition to explore the combination of the moving images – the edited sequence creates a non-existing-place.

These images were taken in the frame of The Whole Life Academy. Laura Fiorio accompanied the project as a photographer from the beginning in 2019 and developed her own approach of documenting archival sites and methods.

CLEPTOCRAZIA is an art and science festival curated by Valeria D’Ambrosio at Villa Romana in Florence. The project aims to disseminate knowledge on the roots of the environmental crisis through a cycle of lectures, screenings and performances with the contribution of international artists and scientists.

Scanning the Horizon works with and towards the seemingly unattainable, yet powerfully generative utopian demands of queer life set out on the horizon.

The Perverted Archival Image workshop centered on and tentacled off from Studio Baalbeck. The workshop participants created an audio montage of recordings to accompany some of the visual archive material.

What does it mean to do archival research in embodied ways? Where is ‘the archive’ located in such an approach? And how might the open form of ‘the score’—a provisional map, a musical or performance score, a speculative cartography, an image atlas, a set of instructions—offer possibilities for articulating and transmitting the knowledge of elusive archives?

An interview with Susanne Altmann, art historian and curator, about methods of historical witnessing and her work about women’s art and artistic networks in former East Germany (GDR).

How are cities and their nightlife architectures archives of layered histories? The long term project “Disco Comradeship” embraces the sidewalks of Berlin as a crucial site for archiving the traces of unfinished histories.

Through reciting an original letter by writer Christa Wolf alongside translations in their own languages, six performers create a polyphonic chorus of political-social shifts and upheavals.

An interview with Senegalese storyteller Babacar Mbaye Ndaak about oral culture and archives.