A panel discussion with Hera Chan, Edwin Nasr and Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung is streaming in the JSC Video Lounge.
A FIRE IN MY BELLY, on view at JSC Berlin, is an exhibition that grapples with different arcs of systemic violence, and how artists transform their own experiences of violence to sublimate the world, find modes of release, call for revolution or, indeed, all of the above.
Violence, Visuality, and Potential Archives is a panel discussion which extends from the exhibition’s premise, thinking through the entanglements between violence and visuality within contexts of uprising in Hong Kong and Lebanon. More specifically, this panel looks at how images of social uprising can be read beyond the easy categories of “witnessing” or “falsifying” history. In other words, what is the relationship between visuality and the narration of history, and how can images of social unrest affect the archiving of histories and people located in states of supposed collapse? How legible are images of uprising on both a symbolic and archival register? What kinds of fiction can emerge from images of uprising, and when can they be productive? John Berger wrote that “mass demonstrations are rehearsals for revolution” which begs the question: How long must we endure the dress rehearsal of revolution before we enact its performance?
VIOLENCE, VISUALITY, AND POTENTIAL ARCHIVES. Eine digitale Podiumsdiskussion mit Hera Chan, Edwin Nasr und Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung