Salon für Ästhetische Experimente #11
Monday, 16/4, 19:00 – Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Lectures, Presentation & Panel with Kaya Behkalam, Armina Pilav, Sonya Schönberger, Jana Seehusen, Elma Selman & Jan Verwoert, hosted by Clarissa Thieme
How can the archive be thought of as a space for action and experience? Based on the inextricable difference between event and re-presentation, "performing the archive" examines artistic strategies of translation and transfer as an approach to the communicative blank spaces that define our singular experiences.
"We make statements which never contain the whole true experience: that cannot be described. All the statements can do is to encircle it, as tightly and closely as possible: the true, the inexpressible experience emerges at best as the tension between these statements." Max Frisch, Lecture at City College NY, 1981
Supported by Berlin Center of Advanced Studies in Arts and Sciences (BAS) and the Einstein Stiftung Berlin.