Ulrike Gerhardt

Ulrike Gerhardt is the artistic director of D’EST. As a cultural studies scholar and curator, she is currently researching cultural memory concerning post-socialist transformation within the framework of her PhD project Easternfuturist Memory: Morphologies of the Transformation in Postsocialist Video Art. For this, she is analyzing the ways in which video works by female artists and collectives of the “generation transformation” deal with the experiences of Perestroika, migration, globalization, ecosystems of damage and indexical landscapes after 1989 / 1991. Her writings have appeared in WHEN THE SEA LOOKS BACK. A Serpent’s Tale. The Many Headed Hydra #02 (edited by Suza Husse and Emma Haugh), Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017 – Out of Time Magazine, ARTMargins Online, feministische studien blog, Camera Austria, among others.

ONLINE: Screening Chapter #4

The Body as an Indexical Reader

The chapter examines the body as a collective, as a singular entity, as a social choreography of an alliance of states, as an organless, cognitive-capitalist, cerebral network, as a corporeal reading instrument of past, former socialist indices, as a place of textual and discursive inscription, but also as a genuine place of affective encounters and material practices. The curators focus on video works and films that flare up the affective, somaesthetic, relational and transformative potentials of the body after 1989 / 1991.

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