ANNOUNCING

December 11, 2008

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RESONANT BODIES,VOICES, MEMORIES

13 January, 19.30

Resonant Bodies, Memories, Voices

Book launch and screening programme

 

“Resonant Bodies, Memories, Voices” orbits around the subjects of memory, voice and the body – more specifically around instances where our habitual abilities to sense, remember, and speak are somehow disrupted or suspended. Such shifts and ruptures may occur through experiences such as living under an oppressive regime, migration, trying to make oneself understood in a foreign language, or through physical inhibitions like aphasia or stuttering. It is exactly at moments when we struggle with memory, when language fails us or our voice breaks, when our bodies are affected by inhibitions or prohibitions, that it becomes pertinent what values we attach to memory, voice and the body, and what roles they have in shaping our subjectivity and our status as subjects.

It has become common to understand memory, voice and even bodily knowledge and sensations as something we not simply have, but something we do. But when the ability to remember, feel or speak gets disrupted, even this sense that we are engaged in doing – in interacting with and acting in the world – becomes a question. What happens to our sense of self and our relation to others when we try to relate to places where we are not, to a voice that does not seem to be our own, or to a body that we don’t seem to be in control of?

The publication “Resonant Bodies, Memories, Voices” is edited by Anke Bangma, Deirdre M. Donoghue, Lina Issa and Katarina Zdjelar, and contains texts and artist’s contributions by Ernst van Alphen, Özlem Altin, Steven Connor, Mladen Dolar, Deirdre M. Donoghue, Jeroen Fabius, Brigitte Felderer, Gunndís Yr Finnbogadóttir, Lina Issa, Suely Rolnik, Imogen Stidworthy, Jalal Toufic, and Katarina Zdjelar. Design by Johanna Bilak. 

A special screening programme accompanies the launch of this publication, with films and audio works by amongst others Samuel Beckett, Lina Issa & Fanni Futterknecht, Alvin Lucier, Anri Sala, Imogen Stidworthy, Katarina Zdjelar, and Artur Zmijewksi.

Location: Piet Zwart Institute  |  Mauritsstraat 36  |  3012 GC  Rotterdam

http://pzwart.wdka.hro.nl/fama/public/comingevents/

 

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