Natascha Sadr Haghighian

June 8, 2020
Zoom, University of Chicago

Departing from her work Ankersentrum (surviving in the ruinous ruin) for the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennial 2019, Natascha Sadr Haghighian aka Natascha Süder Happelmann will talk about her artistic practice. Haghighian develops large scale installations (often with sound as a central element) and combines them with in situ performances, online interventions and publications. Together the different elements form an interspecific habitat for the work. She often and preferably collaborates with others or works in collective contexts. Haghighian’s work is mainly concerned with vision, collectivity and earthly survival. How the infra structures of violent world making are organised and maintained is examined and laid out, in order to develop artistic protocols of bearing witness and to weave stories of collective solidarity and resistance.