With and Against Archives
With Paz Guevara, Rasha Salti and Dior Thiam
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How can the continuities that archives perpetuate from the past into the future be broken? How can their instituting power asymmetries be acknowledged but not reproduced? In this panel, Rasha Salti draws on her upcoming publication The Status of Images: From Memorial to Epistemic Resource, engaging with an archive of an act of violence – airplane high-jackings. It asks about the conditions of the occurrence of this form of violence, the status of victims and perpetrators, and the limits of the strategy of mobilizing shame as prevention. Dior Thiam presents her series The Wet Eyes of the Sentimentalist, in which she tackles the relationships between portraiture and nostalgia, violence and sentimentality by confronting the aesthetic habit of consuming ethnographic photographs.
Concept: Paz Guevara