Narrating War

2014, Feb 20 — 22

How can we narrate war at the start of the twenty-first century? What is it about experiences of extreme violence that makes it so difficult to comprehend and to narrate? What is the importance of describing the indescribable for the survivors and for the spectators?

To project

Video – 0:52:33

How to Narrate War? Images and Counter-images

Talk with Peter Geimer, Marcel Mettelsiefen und Valentin Groebner

Video – 0:59:57

What Does Reporting Cost?

Talk with Marcel Mettelsiefen, Kattrin Lempp und Michael Kamber. Host: Valentin Groebner

Video – 1:26:53

Bearing Witness

Talk with Ulrich C. Baer (Professor of German and Comparative Literature, New York), Philip Gourevitch (journalist, author, editor), Liao Yiwu (Chinese author, reporter, musician and poet) and Carolin Emcke (curator)

Video – 1:54:11

Who decides?

Panel with Carroll Bogert, Klaus Reinhardt, Jon Lee Anderson. Moderation: Carolin Emcke

Video – 1:08:49

How to Narrate War? Limits of Narration or: Constraint, Shame, Guilt 2

Talk with Jon Lee Anderson, Ulrich C. Baer, Colette Braeckman