Please join us for an experimental humanities performance, screening, and seminar with Damir Arsenijevic – Mass Graves and Hazardous Waste. Introduction by Hanna Musiol (ISL/ ARTEC, NTNU).
The event concludes the Affect Theory and Praxis Workshop co-organized by the NTNU Decolonial Research Group & Kunsthall Trondheim. Entrance is free and all are welcome to attend!
Tuesday, November 20, 16.30-18.30
Mass graves and hazardous waste is an experimental humanities lecture performance that intervenes theoretically and artistically into the violent and extractive logic of capital in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its logic operates under the guise of ‘growth,’ which promises jobs and safety. Yet, claiming to be bringing ‘growth’, it destroys and contaminates water, air, and land in Bosnia and Herzegovina and renders its people expendable through exposing them to pollution and the impact of various deadly toxic wastes.
Damir Arsenijevic is an Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is a literary theorist and a psychoanalyst in training. His artistic and theoretical interventions throughout Yugoslavia are located at the intersection of art-academia-activism. Through these interventions, he initiates and holds community meetings in public spaces during which communities reconstruct the stories of violent privatization of the commons, of war, and of genocide. His latest book was Unbribable Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Fight for the Commons (2014).
Affect Theory and Praxis Workshop, organized by the NTNU Decolonial Research Group, focuses on feminist, queer, transgender and decolonial approaches to public affect and emotion from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives. Two days of panels, lectures, roundtables and performances open to students, educators, artists, researchers and community members interested in the multiple ramifications, traditions, practices, and methodologies of affect theory.