Salon

We look forward to welcome you to our digital salon! In the Salon, researchers, artists and practitioners present their current projects and put them up for discussion.

Please register at „anmelden (at) imhar (Punkt) net“ if you would like to participate in an event or series or present your research!

Our upcoming events:

November 3, 2022

18–20:00 CET, online

Haptic visualisation

Double feature in English with Dr Stella Bolaki on “Artists’ Books and Medical Humanities” and Dr Dr Katharina Sabernig on “Knitted Body Materiality”.

Arterien, Katharina Sabernig

Katharina Sabernig is a medical doctor and anthropologist. She will present “Knitted Body Materiality”, a project supported by the Austrian Science Fond and based at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Visualizing the interior of the body without evoking disgust is a challenge. However, experience has shown that knitted objects hardly provoke such revulsion because, unlike other forms of representation, they are perceived as pleasant and familiar. Anatomical structures one would otherwise be reluctant to look at, let alone touch, suddenly seem harmless and no longer threatening. The presentation will feature organs and pathologies – and we hope for lively discussions.

Project Homepage and Online-Exhibition

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Stella Bolaki is a literary and medical humanities scholar. She will present “Artists’ Books and Medical Humanities”, a project supported by the Wellcome Trust, that helped establish the “Prescriptions: Artists’ Books” special collection, based at the University of Kent in England. Unlike verbal and literary modes of representing health and illness that have been prioritised in the medical humanities, artists’ books offer embodied and multisensory accounts of illness experience. Drawing on examples from the Prescriptions collection, this talk will showcase imaginative and authoritative works of illness that transform our understanding of how books, art and healthcare can be interrelated.

Project Homepage

Artists’ Book, Stella Bolaki

December 2, 2022

16:30–18:30 CET, online

Double feature in English with Dr Victoria Bates and Dr Rebecka Fleetwood-Smith, Bristol/UK, and Jennifer Kanary Nikolov(a), Amsterdam/Niederlande

Element Anoiksis, Jennifer Kanary

Dr. Jennifer Kanary (PhD) is founder of Roomforthoughts, an artistic research practice dedicated to understanding the physics of thought and how the brain constructs realities. Jennifer has a keen interest in understanding how art is a form of knowledge production that holds value for society, in particular in relation to our wellbeing. In her presentation, Jennifer will share “Labyrinth Psychotica. The Wearable”, a psychosis simulation VR project, and the subsequent follow-up project “The Anoiksis Experiment”.

Designing sensuous spaces

Activity Pack, Bates & Fleetwood-Smith

The project ‘Sensing Spaces of Healthcare’ rethinks hospitals through its focus on sensory experiences. Using approaches ranging from historical archival research to creative research methods, the project seeks to identify and address sensory challenges and opportunities within specific hospital environments in the British National Health Service. Sensory experiences can be difficult to articulate and explore, and this project harnesses the opportunities that creative approaches afford in exploring sensory encounters with hospital spaces. The project is led by Dr Victoria Bates, University of Bristol, and Dr Rebecka Fleetwood-Smith is the creative researcher on the project. In this talk we will outline the project, talk through some of its creative research methods, and offer the audience an informal opportunity to ‘try this at home’!

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January 13, 2023

16:30-18:30 CET, online

Film_Psychiatry

Double feature in English with Dr Mireille Berton, Lausanne/Schweiz, and Tobias Dietrich, Bremen/Deutschland

Gedächtnisverlust durch Gasvergiftung. Ein Mensch ohne Zeitgedächtnis (Gustav E. Störring, 1935)

Mireille Berton: „Psychiatric film as a historical source. The case of the Waldau collection (1920-1970)“

The SNSF project “Cinéma et (neuro)psychiatrie en Suisse: autour des collections Waldau” (2021-20125) intends to study the uses of the film medium by psychiatrists and neurologists in their practices as researchers and teachers in Switzerland between 1920 and 1970. It focuses particularly on the archive of the German psychiatrist Ernst Grünthal, who was responsible for about a hundred short films made in the Laboratory of Cerebral Anatomy (Hirnanatomisches Institut) affiliated to the Waldau psychiatric hospital in the canton of Bern.

Project Homepage

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Tobias Dietrich: “Kopf/Kino”


The volume Kopf/Kino: Psychische Erkrankung und Film (Mind/Screens: Mental Illness and Cinema) presents current positions on the subject area of mental illness and film aesthetics using the example of documentary, fictional, essayistic and autobiographic examples of film history, such as TARNATION, DIALOGUES WITH MADWOMEN, LITTLE JOE, FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED, PSYCHOSIS IN STOCKHOLM amonst others. The contributions discuss the films as discourse, mise-en-scène and practice and socio-aesthetic interventions of mental illness. The volume is a selection of papers read at the 25th International Bremen Film Conference in May 2021.

Publication

Kopf/Kino, Janna Schmidt (Foto)