A WORKSHOP IN COLLABORATION WITH UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
In this workshop we wish to address the changing role of archives in contemporary warfare. In particular we are interested in inquiring into the multiple rationalities, spatialities and temporalities that organize archives and render them operative, the aesthetic genres they give rise to and the risks and uncertainties they pose.
We suggest that the multiple flows of diverse digital streams of information, images, and sounds could be considered parts of a global (W)archive to which a potentially infinite number of actors may contribute information and draw from. This new (W)archive gives rise to new questions: how can we conceive of – and make use of – the notions of uncertainty, black box, transparency and opacity in relation to contents and infrastructures in war archives? What new forms of cultural memories do we see emerging from distributed war archives? And what kind of artistic counter-archives do they produce?
Kevin MCSorley, Senior lecturer at Sociology, University of Portsmouth
Carles Guerra, curator and director at Tapiès Foundation, Barcelona.
Mariam Ghani, visual artist and adjunct instructor, Cooper Union School of Art.
Susan Schuppli, artist-researcher and senior lecturer, Goldsmiths University of London.
The workshop includes the lecture performance Probable Title: Zero Probability by Hito Steyerl and Rabih Mroué. Click here for more info.
How to sign up:
Please sign up for the workshop and performance by August 1st to Sayuri Alsman firstname.lastname@example.org