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C/O Berlin

Non-profit organization
Support program The Uncanny Familiar . Images of Terror
  C/O Berlin cordially invites to the supporting program on the occasion of the exhibition The Uncanny Familiar . Images of Terror

on Saturday, 10 September 2011 at 3 pm

at the Postfuhramt Oranienburger Straße 35/36

Welcome address S.E. Philip D. Murphy
United States Ambassador

Lecture Vortrag Reality 9/11
Das Bild als Tat und die neuen Bilderkriege
Prof. Gerhard Paul, Flensburg

Panel discussion Terrorbilder-Bilderterror
Prof. Peter Piller . Leipzig/Hamburg
Prof. Harald Welzer . Essen/Berlin
Prof. Friedrich von Borries . Berlin/Hamburg
Presentation: Prof Michael Diers . Berlin/Hamburg

Images of terror have a huge long-term impact that we can hardly escape. Very few images become visual icons, or media archetypes. They ingrain themselves deep in our collective memory and become “uncannyly familiar” to us. However, images of terror are not only reproductions that document an incident. Also, they are more than pure media, transporting interpretations through the utilization of their aesthetic potential. In our modern media-oriented society, photography is just as much a weapon as it is a goal. Thus there is a thin line between the reproduction of an action in an image and the image as an action itself. The media truth does not always correspond to reality, but images themselves have the ability to create reality.

In the exhibition and supporting program media experts and artists explore the media processing of images of terror, and make visible construction and illusion of photography. The incidents of Munich 1972 and New York 2001 serve as a historical frame.

The Uncanny Familiar . Images of Terror

Exhibition 10 September to 4 December 2011
Opening Friday, 9 September 2011 . 7 pm

Opening hours daily . 11 am to 8 pm
Admission Exhibition 10 Euro . reduced 5 Euro
Supporting program free

Cataloge is published at Walther Koenig

Location C/O Berlin at the Postfuhramt
Oranienburger Straße 35/36 . 10117 Berlin

Organizer C/O Berlin
International Forum For Visual Dialogues

Contact Telefon 030.28 44 41 60 .

Sponsors Haupstadtkulturfonds . Philip Morris GmbH
Supporters US Embassy . prohelvetia
Media partner tip Berlin . taz . Dinamix
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