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 22, 2010, 7 pm (in German)
On this day, the exhibition is open during the event.
Christine Meisner (artist, Berlin)
The Present—“…, ‘Can you turn back?’”
Through drawings, videos, and a narrative, the threepart project The Present firstly explores the reminiscence of the colonial occupation in the Congo. The focus is on different perspectives, in most cases linked to an individual and his/her specific memory, that depict, next to the meaning of historical places, the discrepancy between institutional and individual reappraisals of the past. In her lecture, Christine Meisner will report on her work and present several sections of the video “…, ‘Can you turn back?’”
Ricardo Tamayo (psychologist, Barranquilla/Berlin)
Erinnerung: Das Labyrinth der Identität
(Memory: The Labyrinth of Identity)
Identity is intimately related to memory: a coherent depiction of our self relies on the psychological continuity provided by the recollection of our previous actions and the constant reconstruction of our beliefs. According to current theories in cognitive neuroscience, human beings have at least two different forms of memory, an explicit and an implicit form. Ricardo Tamayo will talk about the consequences of this multi-system view in the formation of personal and cultural identity and link it to classic texts by Octavio Paz and Aristotle.