"Violence of Inscriptions" takes interest in human bodies under political and social violence. Based on the performativity and physicality that the body introduces in the discussion, the project questions the possibility of representing and critically reflecting experiences of structural violence with artistic, discursive, and activist means.
On October 16th, Arkadi Zaides and Sandra Noeth will present the project, its questions and contents and enter in dialogue with international curator and critic Nat Muller who will join this introductory session. Grounded in their respective practices and working environments, the discussion will focus on ethical and political questions and initial challenges when engaging and disengaging artistically in the above mentioned contexts.
In collaboration with HAU Hebbel am Ufer and grounded in existing and in-progress work by dramaturge and researcher Sandra Noeth and choreographer and performer Arkadi Zaides, Violence of Inscriptions unfolds in five chapters that take place in between 2016 – 2018. Acknowledging the complexity of the topic and its ideological, political, ethical and legal implications, this format aims at breaking down the general question into more specific aspects and lines of tension, these might be:
#1 Resistance - Complicity
#2 Experience – Representation
#3 Collectivity – Singularity
#4 Responsibility – Responsiveness
#5 Human Rights – The Performativity of Law
In each session, an international group of artists, thinkers, human rights activists and experts from other fields and different disciplines and geo-political contexts gathers in a workshop meeting of several days. The respective practices and perspectives of the participants provide the initial material for the exchange and concretize the discussion. This internal part of the project will be accompanied by a public program with artistic presentations, screenings, installations, round tables and lectures at HAU Hebbel am Ufer.