Sandra Noeth/Omar Dewachi/Hakan Topal
In Conversation #2: Social Wounds
- 12.05.2020, 6 p.m.via Youtube live stream
The second conversation on the integrities of the body looks at what it means for an individual body, for the body of a collective, to experience and to a carry a wound. Medical anthropologist Omar Dewachi and artist Hakan Topal discuss together with Sandra Noeth: how do bodies become sites for witnessing, representing, thinking about and archiving experiences of physical harm and symbolic attack? How can they also be envisaged as sites for recuperation and realignment with deep transformations in society and politics?
Live stream via youtube
Cast & Credits
„Unversehrtheit: Conversations on the Integrities of the Body” ist ein Projekt von Künstlerhaus Mousonturm mit Sandra Noeth im Rahmen von „Corponomy – Politiken des Körpers in Tanz, Performance und Gesellschaft“, gefördert durch die Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, und im Rahmen von „DMT– Digitaler Mousonturm“, gefördert durch die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien als Teil des Bündnisses internationaler Produktionshäuser, unterstützt durch das Hochschulübergreifende Zentrum Tanz Berlin.
Sandra Noeth, professor at HZT – Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin, has been active internationally as a curator and dramaturge, specializing in ethical and political perspectives toward body-practice and theory. Noeth acted as the Head of Dramaturgy and Research at Tanzquartier Wien (2009–2014). Recent publications include “Resilient Bodies, Residual Effects: Artistic Articulations of Borders and Collectivity from Lebanon and Palestine” (2019, transcript) and “Bodies of Evidence: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Politics of Movement” (2018, with G. Ertem, Passagen). As an educator, she was a Senior Lecturer at SKH-Stockholm University of the Arts (2012-2020) and a Resident Professor at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2015-16). See https://www.udk-berlin.de/personen/detailansicht/person/show/sandra-noeth/
Omar Dewachi is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University. Trained in medicine and anthropology, Dewachi’s work examines the impacts of decades of war and violence in Iraq and the broader Middle East. His award-winning book, “Ungovernable Life: Mandatory Medicine and Statecraft in Iraq” documents the untold history of the rise and fall of Iraq’s healthcare under decades of US-led interventions. His forthcoming manuscript, “When Wounds Travel”, chronicles close to a decade of ethnographic research on war and displacement across East of the Mediterranean. https://anthropology.rutgers.edu/195-people/full-time-faculty/776-omar-dewachi; https://rutgers.academia.edu/OmarDewachi
Hakan Topal (born in Turkey) is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He was the co-founder of international art collective, xurban_collective (2000-12) and exhibited his collective and individual artworks and research projects extensively, in institutions such as the Turkish Pavilion at 49th Venice Biennial; the 8th and 9th Istanbul Biennials; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21), Vienna; Kunst-Werke, Berlin; ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe; MoMA PS1; Platform, Istanbul; the 9th Gwangju Biennial and ICP Museum, NY. Trained as a civil engineer (B.S.), he continued his studies in Gender and Women’s Studies and Sociology (M.S.) at Middle East Technical University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the New School for Social Research. He is an Associate Professor of New Media and Art+Design at Purchase College, State University New York.