Discussion Trauma and Repair

By on April 11, 2019

Hear a discussion on trauma and repair from thinkers and practitioners in medicine, music and political science, alongside Kader Attia’s exhibition.

Throughout his solo exhibition The Museum of Emotion, in videos and installations including The Repair from Occident to Extra Occidental Cultures (2012), Kader Attia explores different attitudes to repair found in Western and non-Western cultures.

He probes the ways in which repair relates to psychological as well as physical injury, and collective as well as individual trauma.

At this event, editor and academic Theo Reeves-Evison chairs a discussion on the topic, with ethnomusicologist Gerhard Kubik, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Isabel Valli and writer and academic Françoise Vergès.

Dr Kubik has made major discoveries in auditory psychology and in ethno-psychoanalytic studies within two African languages: Luchazi (Angola, Zambia) and Chichewa (Malawi). His publications include Extensions of African Cultures in Brazil (2016).

Dr Reeves-Evison is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Birmingham School of Art. He is the co-editor of Fiction as Method (2017) and has written for magazines and journals including frieze, Paragrana and Parallax.

Dr Valli is a visiting lecturer in Psychosis Studies at King’s College London. As a specialist in the treatment of psychosis, her research uses neuroimaging techniques to study the brain mechanisms associated with the disorder. She collaborates with artists and playwrights in multidisciplinary projects.

Vergès is an antiracist decolonial feminist who writes on memories of slavery, colonialism, decolonial feminism, race, work, gender and neoliberalism. Since 2016, she has been curating L’Atelier – an annual collective performance with artists of colour in Paris. She is the president of the Decolonizing the Arts association.

Discussion Trauma and Repair will be held at Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday 17th of April 2019.

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