fifty years of war ni the time of peace, 1960-2010

Dead Subjects Speak--A Discussion with Silvia Kolbowski About Her 2010 Video, A few howls again?

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

11.00 - 13.00, Research Forum South Room

woman in blue shirt lying on the floor dead, marks around her neck
Silvia Kolbowski, video still from A Few Howls Again? 2009-2010. © Courtesy the artist

Speaker(s): Silvia Kolbowski (artist)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Mignon Nixon and Visiting Professor Juliet Mitchell

This year, the Andrew W Mellon Foundation / Research Forum MA Special Option is Art and Psychoanalysis: Fifty Years of War in the Time of Peace, 1960-2010, co-taught by Mignon Nixon (The Courtauld) and Juliet Mitchell (UCL Psychoanalytic Unit). Please join us for this open seminar with the renowned artist Silvia Kolbowski. The event will be co-chaired by Mignon Nixon and Juliet Mitchell.

A few howls again? re-animates the brilliant and notorious German journalist and political militant, Ulrike Meinhof (1934-1976) in a stop-motion video loop with titles. Using Meinhof's own writings from the late 1960s and contemporaneous and later comments made about and by her, this project raises questions about contemporary state violence and political resistance.

Silvia Kolbowski is an artist based in New York whose scope of address includes the ethics and politics of history, culture, and the unconscious.  Her projects have been exhibited internationally at the Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, the Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, LAX<>Art, Los Angeles, the Ellen Gallery, Montreal, the Whitney Museum, NY, and the Villa Arson, Nice, among others. Her project, A few howls again?, was commissioned by the Taipei Bienniel in 2010 and broadcast on Argentine television in 2011.  Between 1993 and 2000 she was a Co-Editor of October journal, and is currently on their advisory board. She is also on the advisory board of Fillip journal, Vancouver.

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