Mieke Bal - Imaging Madness

6.30pm Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Room 4027, Aungier Street Campus
Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin 2

Mieke Bal, a cultural theorist and critic, is based at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), University of Amsterdam. Her interests range from biblical and classical antiquity to 17th century and contemporary art and modern literature, feminism and migratory culture, and madness. Her many books include Of What One Cannot Speak: Doris Salcedo’s Political Art (2010), Loving Yusuf (2008), A Mieke Bal Reader (2006), Travelling Concepts in the Humanities (2002) and Narratology (3d edition 2009). She is also a video-artist, making experimental documentaries on migration. Occasionally she acts as an independent curator.  Read more??

The lecture, Imaging Madness, (40mins) will be followed by a screening of the film, A Long History of Madness (120mins).

All are welcome to this free event.

To secure your place, please book by email:indiscussionadp@gmail.com


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An exhibition in conjunction with in|discussion 2011-12:

Facing It - Imaging Madness 18 November-10 December 2011
Installations by Mieke Bal and Michelle Williams Gamaker

Opening 6.00pm Thursday, 17 November 2011
Broadcast Gallery, School of Art Design and Printing
Portland Row, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin 1

Facing It - Imaging Madness is part of the Mère Folle Project by Mieke Bal and Michelle Williams Gamaker. The project constitutes an attempt to offer museum and gallery visitors experiences they don't ordinarily have. In a combination of shock, pleasure, strangeness and beauty, they will make a journey through 'madness', rather than sitting in front of the screen, as in the cinema. It is aimed at people interested in video art, unusual narratives, and uncommon audio-visual sensations ' and mental illness. 

  This is a project of multiple video installations through which the idea of 'madness' is given a variety of interpretations. It is an experiment in audio-visual story-telling. Distinct from cinema, in the installation the 'second-person', the visitor, is in charge of making the stories through their own itinerary and combination of stories, portraits, and scenes on view. At Broadcast the Space In-Between, Watching the News, Sissi Outside, Landscapes of Madness, Office Hours, Sissi's Treatment will be shown.

All are welcome to the exhibition and opening, where Mieke Bal will introduce the work. Further information on: www.broadcastgallery.ie/

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