The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself
A Workshop with the artist, filmmaker and author Hito Steyerl on Thursday, October 25, 2007, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Pori Art Museum.
In 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt held his inaugurative speech as president of the United States. He famously said: „the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.“
The workshop will discuss contemporary art works which deal with fear. How do art works interact with fear as a political emotion? Is it possible to artistically inter-fear with collective panic?
Participants are requested to read following texts in advance:
Brian Massumi: Everywhere you want to be: Introduction to fear
Brian Massumi: Fear (The spectrum said)
Paolo Virno: Grammar of the multitude, Chapter 3
We will then discuss those texts in relation to recent art works by Inigo Manglane-Ovalle, Artur Zmijewski, Johan Grimonprez and others.
Please register by October 16 at email@example.com