Interdisciplinary Seminar: Silvia Kolbowski
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Silvia Kolbowski will screen her short 2010 video loop,"A Few Howls Again?" This project revives the brilliant and notorious German journalist and political militant, Ulrike Meinhof (1934-1976) in a stop-motion photo "animation" video loop with titles. Including Meinhof's own writings from the late 1960s and contemporaneous and later comments made about and by her, the project raises questions about state violence and the feminine subject. Currently working on a companion video that revives another historical figure, and having engaged history as a subject in her work for the past couple of decades, Kolbowski will discuss the role of history in art as a form of political resistance.
The Interdisciplinary Seminar was designed twenty years ago to contribute to a regular and sustainable discussion on artistic practice for the students of the Cooper Union School of Art and the creative community that surrounds them. Lectures are free and open to the public.