Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Displacement Film Screening of The Sahara Chronicle with Ursula Biemann

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

+ Google Calendar04/04/2017 16:0004/04/2017 18:00America/New_YorkDisplacement Film Screening of The Sahara Chronicle with Ursula BiemannScreening introduced by the artist, Ursula Biemann. Transit migration through the Sahara is a large-scale collective experience that is best understood in its systemic dimension. Highly adjustable, these movements have generated prolific operational networks, systems of information and social organization among fellow migrants as well as interaction with local populations. The long-term video research Sahara Chronicle (2006-2009) works with a notion of geography both as...Joukowsky ForumMM/DD/YYYY
+ iCal/Outlook04/04/2017 16:0004/04/2017 18:00America/New_YorkDisplacement Film Screening of The Sahara Chronicle with Ursula BiemannScreening introduced by the artist, Ursula Biemann. Transit migration through the Sahara is a large-scale collective experience that is best understood in its systemic dimension. Highly adjustable, these movements have generated prolific operational networks, systems of information and social organization among fellow migrants as well as interaction with local populations. The long-term video research Sahara Chronicle (2006-2009) works with a notion of geography both as...Joukowsky ForumMM/DD/YYYY

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Screening introduced by the artist, Ursula Biemann.

Transit migration through the Sahara is a large-scale collective experience that is best understood in its systemic dimension. Highly adjustable, these movements have generated prolific operational networks, systems of information and social organization among fellow migrants as well as interaction with local populations. The long-term video research Sahara Chronicle (2006-2009) works with a notion of geography both as social practice and organizing system. Diverting the attention from the present fascination with power geographies and repressive border regimes, her video investigations explore the counter-geographies constituted by undercover operating systems, innovative practices of resistance and migratory self-determination. Entering clandestine, off-track and virtual spaces, Ursula Biemann presents an art practice that visualizes a counter-geography of the Sahara, suggesting ways in which artists may inscribe themselves in these symbolic and material spaces.


The screening presents 7 of the 12 videos constituting the open anthology of Sahara Chronicle (50’)

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Middle East Studies