Márcio Carvalho

May 1 – May 31, 2017

#Diskurs 25

Márcio Carvalho
Power Over Memory – A Case Study

The performance took place in the frame of the exhibition
Giving Contours To Shadows (May 24 – July, 27, 2014) on May 28, 2012 at Maxim Gorki Theater.

Power Over Memory – A Case Study is based on several analogies between Clive Wearing (a British musicologist and conductor who suffers from chronic anterograde and retrograde amnesia and lacks the ability to form new memories or to recall aspects of his past memories: a famous Neoroscience patient) and John Rambo (war fare hero and fictional cinema character). By using these two figures the artist is intrested in trying to unfold thinking about how individual and collective memory is constantly being influenced and manipulated by voluntary and involuntary re-consolidation systems.

On #Diskurs

The series #Diskurs monthly presents events on the n.b.k. website that were held in the frame of exhibitions at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein.

The outreach formats presented here have been developed by artists of our exhibition program, guests of our residency program, and speakers in cooperation with n.b.k., and provide insight to different artistic and curatorial approaches and theoretical issues.

The n.b.k. conceives its discourse program as a conversation between the institution, the public, and members, from which ideas for the ongoing institutional work and its content grows. The complete „n.b.k. Diskurs“ archive can be viewed free of charge during the opening hours at the Video-Forum.