Ulrike Ottinger’s work translates a powerful research into a portrait of the world in images. These investigations, in Ottinger’s case often referred as travelogues, result in films that take time to encounter. By exploring her films and photographs, we are challenged to define the meaning of “documentary”, “narration”, or “experimental” anew. They take us on a journey during which we get to know foreign lands and cultures, and we are forced to constantly renegotiate the understanding of ourselves and the “other”. In this conversation, Dr Marc Glöde and Ben Slater will take a closer look at how Ottinger’s practice continuously invites us to become travellers and reformulate our discourses.
Venue: NTU CCA Singapore, The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road
When: 11 Aug 2017, 7.30pm - 9pm