Mikhail Tolmachev und Deborah Jeromin: Regarding the pain of others
as part of the exhibition On the Edges - Artistic Morphoses. >>> please register until 28th of november: email@example.com
Supported by the European Social Fund Young Researchers Groups REACT-EU: As part of the Union's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the workshop Mikhail Tolmachev with Deborah Jeromin address artistic practice as a survival strategy and the agency of images. How do the current wars and states of crisis affect our artistic practice? What can images of contemporary wars tell those who are far from them? What conditions shape the images of war? How can we talk about violence without multiplying it? And can artistic work create perspectives that seem to be made invisible by the state of war?
Together with the participants the artists will explore how narratives of belonging function and how kinship/belonging to the depicted could be established. With the concept of situated knowledge according to Donna Harraway, the production of images will be questioned. Possible forms of mourning and its social dimensions will also be discussed. The focus is on the performativity of photography and how it is used as an artistic method in the work with memory and documents.
Born in Moscow (Russia), lives and works in Leipzig (Germany). After studying photojournalism in Moscow and media arts in Leipzig, he began to develop a research-based practice and became interested in the ever-changing status of a document and the politically mediated production of truth and reality. He collaborates with writers, historians and artists to explore the fractures of representation and to rethink the conventions of spectatorship. His practice encompasses sound installations, videos, photographs and spatial interventions.
Born in Flensburg (Germany), lives and works between Leipzig (Germany) and Crete (Greece). She develops a research on mainly historical topics and makes them accessible through different media. She focuses on textile handcraft processes and memories, feminist history and sites of National Socialism. Her documentary “Riven Threads“ was shown on DOK Leipzig (2020) an Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (2021). 2020 she published the book „parachutesilk.“
Information on accessibility: The event will take place in English without translation. Barrier-free access to the HGB main building is possible via Grassistraße via the inner courtyard. The HGB Gallery is mostly accessible.
The exhibition “On the edges - Artistic Morphoses” and the accompanying programme take place within the framework of the artistic research project “The Art of Equal Participation”, supported by the European Social Fund Young Researchers Groups REACT-EU: As part of the Union‘s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
3:00 pm–6:00 pm
In the HGB