Event

Jul 11, 2024
Psy-disciplines on Film: Research, Reenactment and Documentation

Film has been used as a technology for diagnosis, for training and for dissemination in the psychological and medical sciences. At the same time, cinematic and artistic films have attempted to capture mental states as well as psy-science methods on film. This screening presents a series of artistic and archival films that consider the various connections between moving image technology and psy-scientific knowledge. We raise the question of film as a research method, both within historic and contemporary science research and artistic practice. How can attending to artistic methods make us aware of the relationship between film as an act of creation and an act of documentation? What use is film to the scientist, the historian and the artist?   The selected films make use of techniques of re-enactment, re-presentation, and re-imagination. How does film’s replayability and reproducibility affect the production of knowledge about the self, the psyche and the social? How does the act of watching moving image shape the production of historical knowledge? How do artistic methods disrupt, highlight or reproduce the project of knowledge production?   The event will feature a series of screenings with time for breaks and informal discussion.
Contact and Registration

Please RSVP to Sasha Bergstrom-Katz at sbergstrom@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de to reserve a space.

 

 

A desk stands in front of a dark curtain. Behind the table sits an empty chair, on the table lays an open briefcase, stacks of paper and different cards.
2024-07-11T13:30:00SAVE IN I-CAL 2024-07-11 13:30:00 2024-07-11 17:30:00 Psy-disciplines on Film: Research, Reenactment and Documentation Film has been used as a technology for diagnosis, for training and for dissemination in the psychological and medical sciences. At the same time, cinematic and artistic films have attempted to capture mental states as well as psy-science methods on film. This screening presents a series of artistic and archival films that consider the various connections between moving image technology and psy-scientific knowledge. We raise the question of film as a research method, both within historic and contemporary science research and artistic practice. How can attending to artistic methods make us aware of the relationship between film as an act of creation and an act of documentation? What use is film to the scientist, the historian and the artist?   The selected films make use of techniques of re-enactment, re-presentation, and re-imagination. How does film’s replayability and reproducibility affect the production of knowledge about the self, the psyche and the social? How does the act of watching moving image shape the production of historical knowledge? How do artistic methods disrupt, highlight or reproduce the project of knowledge production?   The event will feature a series of screenings with time for breaks and informal discussion. Sasha Bergstrom-KatzGrace Whorrall-Campbell Sasha Bergstrom-KatzGrace Whorrall-Campbell Europe/Berlin public