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Launch | Video Lecture Series "Narration and Embodiment"

Dec 01, 2021

Organised by Siobhan Leddy, Lieselotte Schinzing, Research Area 2: "Travelling Matters".

The programme for this video lecture series was conceived by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Siobhan Leddy, Annette Jael Lehmann and Lieselotte Schinzing. It is organised by Siobhan Leddy and Lieselotte Schinzing and will be published online on 1 December 2021 on this page and the Cluster’s YouTube channel.

"Narration and Embodiment – A Video Lecture Series" is a selection of short video lectures by internationally active artists, curators, and scholars, addressing the blind spots in traditional historiography and narration in 'the West'. Participants include Anna-Catharina Gebbers, curator Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin; Anne Duk Hee Jordan, artist; David Teh, curator, researcher and writer; Eisa Jocson, artist; Işıl Eğrikavuk, artist and researcher; Kawita Vatanajyankur, artist; Lins Derry, artist; Mi You, curator and researcher; Natasha Ginwala, curator and writer; Natasha Tontey, artist; Sin Wai Kin, artist; Ute Meta Bauer, curator and scholar. The contributors present ideas, questions and provocations as they relate to the collection and transmission of narratives, and what worlds such narratives might bring into being.

"Narration and Embodiment – A Video Lecture Series" is part of the research transfer project "Circulating Narratives – Entangling Communities: Case Studies in Global Performance Art" in collaboration with Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin. The videos contribute to the project's broader inquiry into how embodied creative practices, such as performance, can unfold alternative narratives, practices of embodying histories and the transfer of embodied knowledge.

The project is hosted at the international research Cluster of Excellence "Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective" at Freie Universität Berlin and accompanies the museum's exhibition "Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories", curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Grace Samboh, Gridthiya Gaweewong and June Yap, organised together with assistant curator Charlotte Knaup and Goethe-Institut fellow Rosalia Namsai Engchuan, funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes and initiated by the Goethe-Institut, which will open in November 2021 in Berlin.