m97: You make it hurt so good

Monday Night Lectures:

Eine Zusammenarbeit des Master of Fine Arts Programms der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar mit dem ACC.

Vortrag in englischer Sprache.

Kontakt: Lisa Glauer und Nadin Rescke, Künstlerische Mitarbeiterinnen MFA Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, Fakultät Gestaltung

Rajkamal Kahlon, Berlin
Eine Vortrags- und Gesprächsreihe zur Kunst im öffentlichen Raum und zu neuen künstlerischen Strategien.

Autopsies and re-membering Muslim bodies on 14.12.
Autopsies and re-membering Muslim bodies on 14.12.

"You make it hurt so good", a line from an American pop song, forms part of the title and opens the lecture which explores the cultural and historical implications of autopsy reports and death certificates emerging from U.S. military bases and prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan, first made public on the ACLU's website in 2004 under the Freedom of Information Act. The texts highlight relations of abuse and power through descriptions of anonymous Iraqi and Afghan male prisoners, young and old, that have died in U.S. custody. The reports employ a rational scientific language cataloguing the internal and external details of the men's bodies while attempting to determine a cause of death, ranging from "natural" to "undetermined" to "suicide."

The lecture examines how power is enacted on the body in the globalized present, rendering it docile, anonymous, punished and ordered.

Montag, 14.12.2009, 19:00 Uhr, ACC Galerie Weimar
Eintritt: frei!