Ringvorlesung Artistic Reasearch - Knowing in Performing
am 17.03.2020 18 00
VORTRAGENDE/R: Mistry Jyoti
Title: Practice in working through the unknown
At the centre of artistic research is an emphasis on practice as a mode through which knowledge is both explored and expressed. Knowledge production through practice invites iterative experiments which can challenge canonised knowledge paradigms. Artistic research in film practice is an opportunity to counter narrative or essayistic forms and creates an opportunity for revitalising image-making practices.
The certainty or the “known” of the archive is one of the spaces that has become a contested issue in image-making practice. The historical repository of “colonial images” in archives is framed by particular political discourses that demand re-examination through an exploration of the images itself; through the practice of image-making.
How can these images work to address contemporary issues of gender and race, for example? Can colonial archival images be used to write a critique from within the material itself in ways that reflect contemporary social and political issues. Working through archival material invites new forms of speculation as described by Sarat Maharaj (2009) in the spectrum of “know-how and no-how.” In two recent projects, Mistry experiments with colonial film-material from the archive as a way of interrogating the certainty – the “known” of the archive in favour of the unknown, the speculative and the imagined.
Zeit & Ort der Veranstaltung
17.03. von 18:00 bis 20:00
Hauptgebäude, Bauteil C/Fanny Hensel-Saal
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