Being Here, Being There? / Katrin Heimann & Nadia Donnerborg

Seminar
Free entry

You are present in your body, right there on the couch, comfortable in the cinema seat, yet your imagination also makes you present within the film. Taking point of departure in the three current video-based installations in Kunsthal Aarhus Nadia Donnerborg, Exhibition Coordinator at Kunsthal Aarhus, and Katrin Heimann, Researcher at Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University, will explore how films affect our brain and thus also our interaction with video art.

How does point of view affect our experience as the voice in Sondra Perry’s work A Terrible Thing eerily invades our head while our eyes pan over Cleveland? What is the significance of 3D in Amalie Smith’s Clay Theory? Which cinematic tools does Hwayeon Nam use in Abdominal Routes?

The event will include research interventions by Katrin Heimann.

Katrin Heimann is trained in Philosophy and Cognitive Neuroscience and currently Assistant Professor at the Interacting Minds Center at Aarhus University where she combines physiological measurements and micro-phenomenology (a guided introspection method) to explore playfulness, aesthetic experiences (with a focus on audiovisual productions and film) and experiences of indifference and care.

Nadia Donnerborg (DK) coordinates and develops exhibitions and events at Kunsthal Aarhus. She is behind the exhibition Post Institutional Stress Disorder, and has worked closely with artists like Hwayeon Nam (KOR), Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys (BE), Kim Beom (KOR) amongst others on the development and structure of their exhibitions at Kunsthal Aarhus. She has an MA in English and Comparative Literature from Aarhus University and has previously written for the art magazines I DO ART and kunsten.nu.

The event is held in English.

15.01.20 3–5pm

Sondra Perry, A Terrible Thing, 2019. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal
Sondra Perry, A Terrible Thing, 2019. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal
Hwayeon Nam, Abdominal Routes, 2019. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal
Hwayeon Nam, Abdominal Routes, 2019. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal
Amalie Smith, Clay Theory, 2019. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal
Amalie Smith, Clay Theory, 2019. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal