On each evening in this lecture series, an artist in the exhibition Territories of the In/Human will be in conversation with a guest speaker. In presentations and discussions, both will pick up and elaborate on different aspects of the topic. The lecture series is organized by the art, science & business program of Akademie Schloss Solitude.
– Thursday, July 8, 2010, 7 pm (in English)
On this day, the exhibition is open during the event.
Lukas Einsele (artist, Darmstadt)
The Many Moments of an M85—Zenon’s Arrow Retraced
In his project, Lukas Einsele pursues the trajectory of M85 cluster bombs in reverse sequence: from the site of impact back to the roots of their inception. Victims of M85 and other person concerned like mine sweepers, physicians, military, politicians, dealer, producer, engineers …—which individuals, institutions, companies, parties, etc. are involved in the different parts of the trajectory and what is their relation to M85 and to each other?
Ritta Baddoura (writer/scholar, Beirut/Montpellier)
Hitch-Hiking on an M85 Route—A Road Trip Attempt in 5 Movements and a Finale
Stuck in her Beirut apartment in Summer 2006, Ritta Baddoura started the blog “Ritta amidst the bombs”. Her posted texts thus aroused an intense interest among readers worldwide. In her lecture performance, Baddoura addresses the M85 explosion as an event affecting both the intimate and the political, while invading the infinite layers of fiction and reality. In an attempt to explore Lukas Einsele’s work, she considers the M85 fragmentation mechanism through the questions of memory, robotics, and art. Zenon’s arrow’s paradox then becomes an essential for depicting a comprehensive M85 family tree.