Natascha Sadr Haghighian: 40 minutes between the boards
Night School Public Seminar 9: Sleepwalking in a dialectical picture puzzle
Natascha Sadr Haghighian with Thomas Keenan and Avery Gordon
Day 1: Thursday, October 23, 7:30 p.m.
40 minutes between the boards
An introduction by Natascha Sadr Haghighian
A series of blackboards are installed in the auditorium. Objects sketched in chalk on the boards serve as coordinates for a forty-minute theoretical walk-through. The drawings function as links to theory, personal experiences, and questions that arise from problems with representational formats. The walk-through operates in between those coordinates, reflecting on defacement, renaming, and other possible and impossible ways of confronting representations one can't get rid of: representations that, through their apparitional features, block the access to situations, to negotiation and to change.
Natascha Sadr Haghighian works in the fields of video, performance, computer, and sound, and is primarily concerned with the sociopolitical implications of constructions of vision from a central perspective and with abstract events within the structure of industrial society, as well as with the strategies and returning circulations that become apparent in them.