Curators and guests Studium Generale 2011, Friday April 1
The ‘AND’ Place of Action
Doreen Mende (Germany) studied piano and electronic music. Her dissatisfaction with the non-existing institutional critique in music practice lead to collaborations with artists and architects and to the writing of texts. She is currently curating an exhibition with projects by KP Brehmer for CAAC in Sevilla, teaching at the Art Academy Palestine and editing a book on ‘Inhibition as a Form of Exposure’ (Spector Books, 2012), related to her PhD research at Goldsmiths, University of London. Since 2010, she is theory mentor at the Dutch Art Institute. For this program Doreen Mende has invited:
(Portugal) is an artist and filmmaker whose work reflects on the porous nature of the relationship between real-memory and cinema-memory. Her installations suggest possible settings for an expanded production of moving images, which actively engage the spectator in his or her role as perceiver. César has recently exhibited at the SF MOMA, San Francisco 2009, 12th Architecture Biennial, Venice; 29th São Paulo Biennial 2010 and Manifesta 8, Cartagena.
(France) is a French filmmaker best known for his work with Jean-Luc Godard. He was a student of Louis Althusser, Michel Foucault and Jacques Lacan, who influenced the film projects with Godard. In 1968, Gorin and Godard founded the collective Dziga Vertov Group. After leaving France in 1975, he became a member of the faculty of Visual Arts at the University of California in San Diego. Gorin has continued to make films — most notably a Southern California trilogy of essay films.
The Otolith Group
is an artist led collective founded by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun in London in 2002. The Group's work is formally engaged with exploring the legacies and potentialities of documentary practice, the essay film, postcolonial archives, cosmopolitan modernisms and science-fiction. Apart from numerous group exhibitions, their work is on display in a large-scale solo show at MACBA/Barcelona until May 2011. In 2010 The Otolith Group were nominated for the tenth Turner Prize.
(Portugal) is a Portuguese architect and independent researcher. In 2009 she initiated the on-going project Off Screen — on the Mozambique Film Archive. It was presented at Atelier Re.al in Lisbon, Serralves Museum in Porto, at the Dockanema 1th Cinema Symposium in Maputo and recently at Manifesta 8, Cartagena. She is the author of articles and other contributions associated to her project topic, such as political images and archival and relational practices involving cognitive processes.