Performance, talk, lecture

Stolen Gems Found Identities: A Cumulative Colloquium

With Mieke Bal, Heide Rezepa-Zabel, Joshua Simon, Elena Vogman, moderated by Post Brothers

Fri, Mar 25, 2022
8 pm
Free admission

In English with simultaneous translation into German

FFP2 masks and 3G are required for this event. More information

Video still from Transient Witness (2021), © Assaf Gruber, 2021

What role do displacement, loss, incorporation and mutual exchange play in collections and archives? What can be learned from this about the complex constellations of identity and memory, private and public, ideal and real value in the cultural realm? Based on the Hebrew/Aramaic folk song Chad Gadya, a counting story in which the character of each verse defeats the protagonist of the preceding stanza, the juxtaposition of destruction and restoration is understood in this event as an ordering principle that reveals the perplexing cultural successions and accumulations of memories in collections and archives. The polymathic and performative seminar is moderated by the Post Brothers. It is a collective investigation featuring a plot of dialogues, readings, performances, music, images and drama.

With Mieke Bal, Heide Rezepa-Zabel, Joshua Simon, Elena Vogman

Concept: Assaf Gruber, Post Brothers