How you (don't) see migrants? About movement and images vis-à-vis the "refugee crisis". Lecture by Łukasz Zaremba
ms2, Ogrodowa 19
Thursday, 17 March 2016, at 18.00 hrs
Lecture in the series: “Nothing to see here. Visuality theories vis-à-vis non-visual problems of the contemporary world”
The lecture will focus on a complex relationship between visual representation and the “refugee crisis”; it will provide a comment to diverse presentation strategies (popular and artistic) but also a reflection upon the status of imaging a specific subject: defined through the ability and inability to move.
Images predict the arrival of refugees. But to most of us images are also the fundamental form of their existence, which can be seen particularly clearly in countries like Poland where people whose peregrination, evasively referred to as a “refugee crisis”, has almost not materialised yet. A complex relationship of images and migrants may thus be one of the major areas of negotiating the understanding of “otherness” and solidarity building.
Łukasz Zaremba – visuality researcher, translator, curator in the Museology Centre of the MS, member of staff of the Institute of Polish Culture of the University of Warsaw, editor of “View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture” magazine. His book „Obrazy wychodzą na ulice” [Images go into the Streets] will be published in 2016.