On(going) Trauma-Artistic narratives on collective and individual wounds. A discursive series

May 25, 24

On(going) Trauma #1 – Images and Counter-Images: On Media Representations of Violence
With Lela Ahmadzai, Olexii Kuchanskyi, Lada Nakonechna & Omer Fast
Hosted by Anna-Lena Werner & Mykola Ridnyi

25.05.2024, 15:00 – 19:30
Vierte Welt Kottbusser Tor im Zentrum Kreuzberg, Adalbertstr. 96, Galerie 1.OG, Berlin


Central to this first gathering of the discursive series “On(going) Trauma” are questions about representational limits and opportunities, image politics and selective framing processes of conveying war violence and traumatic events in mass media. What is at issue here is, on the one hand, the shift away from visual repetitions and reproductions of violence and, on the other hand, the creation of new methods and counter-images, as to communicate evidences of wars and conflicts.

How can the atrocious images be made transparent, scrutinized, reframed? How can we learn the practice of looking at these images? Where are potentials for resistance, for visual dissent, for forming an opposition against the affects of shock and propagandistic visions? As part of this round, artists, researchers and all participants present, are invited and encouraged to discuss responses, challenges and new formats as to encounter media representations of war and trauma, the inherent power structures and the violence of images.

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