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Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Inquiring healing across screen cultures:
Recuperating narratives, mediums, and creativities

9:30 am - 7:30 pm CEST
9:30 am - 6:30 pm CEST

There has always been a desire and necessity to tell the difficult times, to uncover how they have been lived. Letters were written, diaries were kept, cameras captured the moments. Memories, narratives, images, and utterances have been shared across all kinds of media in diverse forms. Do these exposures have a capacity to heal us or others? Or do they trap us in our traumas by constantly reproducing them? What kinds of recuperating potentials can we ascribe to our screen cultures across film, media, and art in troubling times?

Amid the turbulent events of our age that rapidly emerge and expand in personal, social, and political realms, we are prompted to explore questions of healing. During a global pandemic, and while we are spending more and more time on screens, this workshop aims at a critical inquiry of the recuperating forms, mediums, and creativities across screen cultures. Experienced in bodies, homes, institutions, environments, and borders, difficult times can leave us in loss, deprivation, confusion, anxiety, fear, and grief. Yet, as the great number of cultural and artistic works and everyday practices show, these are also the times when transformative questions, ideas, and practices of recovery can flourish. By rethinking recuperative potentials of narrative devices, performances, mediums, and everyday practices across film, media, and art, this workshop aims to explore ideas about and possibilities of healing through creative agencies around the screen.

Organizers:
Özgür Çiçek, Freie Universität Berlin
Özlem Savaş, Bard College Berlin

Keynote speakers:
Ann Cvetkovich, Carleton University
Davina Quinlivan, Kingston University

Full program here>>
 

Contact information:  events@berlin.bard.edu

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