This interdisciplinary panel, comprised of scholars from the fields of Holocaust Studies, Cultural Studies, and Social Work, will expand upon the discourse on trauma as it is explored in the exhibition In the Aftermath of Trauma: Contemporary Video Installations in relation to contemporary video art and documentary practices. Presentations and discussion will elucidate how past violence affecting trauma is interpreted and studied in these different areas of expertise. The panel will focus on three decisive historical moments: the Holocaust, terrorism, and postcolonialism.
Svea Bräunert, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Potsdam, Germany
Sabine Eckmann, William T. Kemper Director and Chief Curator of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Tonya Edmond, associate professor of social work at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Erin McGlothlin, associate professor of German in Arts & Sciences and interim director at the Center for the Humanities.
Phil Collins, still from marxism today (prologue), 2010. HD video projection with 5.1 surround sound, 35 min. Courtesy of Shady Lane Productions and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.