HOLLOW LAND: LANDSCAPE, MEMORY, POLITICS
20.09.11 - 20.09.11
Hollow Land: Landscape, Memory, Politics
The Fourth Nomadikon Meeting
Bergen, September 20, 2011
The event is jointly organized by the research project Nomadikon: New Ecologies of the Image and the Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Bergen, and is open to the public.
Egget, Student Centre, University of Bergen, Parkveien 1
14.45 Words of welcome
Asbjørn Grønstad, Nomadikon, and Knut Vikør, Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
15.00 – 16.30
Øyvind Vågnes, “’What has happened in a place is always happening’: Reflections on Footnotes in Gaza”
Kjersti G. Berg, “Humanitarian Governance and the Construction of Palestinian Refugee Camps”
Henrik Gustafsson, “Site, Speech and Silence”
16.30 Break, Coffee, Fruit, Pastry
17.00 – 18.15
W.J.T. Mitchell, “Art X Environment: Extreme Social Landscapes”
Includes a screening of Khaled Jarrar’s Journey 110 (2009, 13 min)
18.15 Break, Coffee
Eyal Weizman, “Decolonizing Architecture”
Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall, Rasmus Meyers allé 5
20.00 Joe Sacco, “Recreating Place and Time in Comics”
Joe Sacco is one of the world’s premier comic book artists, known for his reportage in books such as Palestine (2001), Safe Area Gorazde (2000), and Footnotes in Gaza (2009).
Eyal Weizman is an architect, and the director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, and of the ERC funded research project Forensic Architecture. Since 2007 he is a founding member of the architectural collective DAAR in Beit Sahour/Palestine. His books include Hollow Land (2007) and A Civilian Occupation (2003).
W.J.T. Mitchell is Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, and associated with the emergent fields of visual culture and iconology. His books include Picture Theory (1994), What Do Pictures Want? (2005), and Cloning Terror (2010).
Kjersti G. Berg is a PhD candidate at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion at the University of Bergen, where she’s currently completing her dissertation about the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and Palestinian refugee camps.
Henrik Gustafsson is a postdoctoral fellow at the research center Nomadikon: New Ecologies of the Image at the University of Bergen, where he’s working on a book tentatively titled Ruin and Resurrection: the Afterlife of Landscape.
Øyvind Vågnes is a postdoctoral fellow at the research center Nomadikon: New Ecologies of the Image at the University of Bergen, and the author of several articles on comics, including a piece on Joe Sacco in the most recent issue of Afterimage.