“Narration and Embodiment” brings together a selection of short video contributions by internationally active artists, curators, and scholars, addressing the blind spots in traditional historiography in 'the West' as well as the consequences of colonialism and relationships capable of advancing the deconstruction of the ‘Western’ canon.
The contributors are invited to present materials, research questions, and provocations that pertain to both historic and contemporary narratives, investigating the potential for collection, transmission, and worlding. 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.
Participants: 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; Kawita Vatanajyankur, artist; Lins Derry, artist; Mi You, curator; Natasha Ginwala, curator and writer; Natasha Tontey, artist; Sin Wai Kin, artist; Ute Meta Bauer, curator and scholar.
"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 project is hosted at the international research Cluster of Excellence EXC 2020 “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, funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes and initiated by the Goethe-Institut, which will open in November 2021 in Berlin. The video lecture series is organised by Siobhan Leddy and Lieselotte Schinzing and will be published online on 1 December 2021 on the Cluster's website and its YouTube channel.
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