Workshop w. Hanan Benammar
- on deserts, violence and colonial traces
During the workshop “Nomenrature”, the participants are invited to investigate a series of words taken from the work-and-title-in-progress “Desert Bærbær”: Action, Silence, Withdraw, Emptiness, Failure, Violence, Doubt, Chaos, Ritual, Border, Nomenclature and Pabulum.
Each word is entitling a paragrapher and are divided between 4 different chapters: Desire, Strength, Metamorphosis and Hospitality.
Taking the structure of this writing-in-progress, the workshop will be an attempt to work collectively through the plethora of possibilities that of- fer these words and link them to the colonial history of Germany and more specifically Hamburg.
The title of the workshop is a neologism of the words Nomen (lat.: name) referring to Nomenclature (br.: system of names) and Rature (fr.: crossing out words with a horizontal line). The horizontal line of erasure bring us back to the theme of desert landscapes, which is central for Benammar’s artistic practice.
The Museum of Anthropology of Hamburg (now: MARKK) will host part of the workshop by making accessible to us their collection and archive, offer a lecture with music ethonologist Dr. Norbert Beyer and a guided tour.
In order to collect documentation for the experimental radio play, the participants are encouraged to use various techniques, such as; invasive scanning, furtive sound recordings, badly behaved interviews, stolen moments and text cut-up: this is state of legitimate offense.
Based on 5 days of collective research the workshop participants develops a live radio performance together with Hanan Benammar to be send live on Radio FSK on the 12th of January 2017, 2-4 pm, and presented in the space of Raum Links-rechts from the 13th-15th of January.