Workshop (June 6th & 7th) & Film Screenings (June 5th)
with Karin Michalski (Berlin) & Gregg Bordowitz (Chicago)
Organised by the interdisciplinary graduate research program Gender as a Category of Knowledge at the Humbold University in Berlin and and the Collaborative Research Center 626, Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits at the Free University in Berlin
The workshop Engaging with Bad Feelings, with Gregg Bordowitz and Karin Michalski, will focus on the aesthetic experience and political contexts of film and video art that are associated with current queer-feminist discussions about ‘political affect’ (i. e. Ann Cvetkovich, Lauren Berlant, Heather Love). The two-day workshop will enable intensive discussion about how queer-feminist politics related to negative experiences and feelings (such as trauma, shame, melancholy as they are related to homophobia, sexism, HIV/AIDS and racism) are reflected in certain film poetics.