Tarrying with the Irreparable: Trauma and Kader Attia's Arts of Repair

Workshop | September 20 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, room 220

 Kader Attia, French Artist

 Stefania Pandolfo, Professor, Anthropology

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Anthropology, Arts Research Center, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Department of History of Art

This workshop is conceived in conversation with Algerian-French artist Kader Attia, and in relation to his exhibition on view at BAMPFA. It will
engage with many primary themes of Attia’s work, reflecting on trauma and loss, war, colonization, madness and possession, the dead and ghostly, and, the contemporary, virtual form of haunting. It takes its point of departure from Attia’s idea of Repair, which is always entangled with the irreparable, and is made present in the materiality of wounds and scars, and the immaterial rifts—expressed as phantoms
demanding to be heard—that haunt the lives of individuals and collectivities. Throughout we will explore the capacity of the artistic process to produce a shift in the spatio-temporal coordinates of the real, carrying us beyond the boundary of the visible and the invisible, the living and the dead, to produce uncanny and unexpected angles from which to feel, think, and see, otherwise.

 Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

 Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

 bampfa@berkeley.edu, 510-642-0808

 Attia Workshop Program