Jiré Emine Gözen
Friday, 15.45 – 16.30
"From a language that lacks words".
On the breakdown and reconquest of the private world in the context of flight and migration.
„From a language that lacks words". On the breakdown and reconquest of the private world in the context of flight and migration.
In "We Refugees", Hannah Arendt wrote in 1943 about how the loss of home, language, and everyday life's familiarity led to a collapse of the private world. Shaun Tan's "The Arrival" reflects this experience of speechlessness due to the loss of the familiar world in an artistic way. This contribution will connect the lines between Arendt and Tan and use them as a starting point to find a language to speak about the experience of losing home, uprooting, and arrival.
Jiré Emine Gözen is professor for media and cultural theory at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences. After working for several years at art institutions in Japan (Mori Art Museum, 3331 Arts Chiyoda), her research is dedicated to the entanglement of media theoretical concepts with art and literature. Current research projects also focus on biennials in Japan as a form of cultural memory, discourses of speculative futures, and strategies of mimicry in popular culture and politics (focusing on the construction of "subversive" masculinities). From 2019 - 2021 she was co-leading a project about critical diversity in the art school context ("Ich seh' was, was Du nicht siehst") at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee. She is a board member of the Society for Media Studies.