Ways of Knowing

Winter semester 2021

 2./3./4.11. 10h-18h 

EDHEA, main building, Rte de la Bonne-Eau 16, 3960 Sierre, Room: La Chapelle

Universität / Haute École
Uriel Orlow
Content description

In homage to John Bergers 1972 television series and book Ways of Seeing, which explored hidden ideologies in visual representation, this workshop will engage with different and often invisible forms of knowing and the ways art or artworks might engage with the not-yet-visible, the not directly communicable. Exploring different ways of knowing or knowing differently, we will cautiously map the space of tension between the insistence of the unknowable and the urgency of the ambiguous, encountering ghosts and other forms of the ineffable along the way. We will ask: What formations or assemblages of knowledge are needed to confront questions from the past and demands for the future? We will also consider the role our bodies play in knowledge processes while also looking to more-than-human ways of knowing.  

Uriel Orlow’s practice is research-based, process-oriented and multi-disciplinary including film, photography, drawing and sound. His multi-media installations focus on specific locations and micro-histories and bring different image-regimes and narrative modes into correspondence. His work is concerned with residues of colonialism, spatial manifestations of memory, blind spots of representation and plants as political actors.

Recent solo exhibitions include La Loge, Brussels; State of Concept, Athens (both 2020), Kunsthalle Mainz (2019-2020), Tabakalera, San Sebastian and Villa Romana Florence (2019), Kunsthalle St Gallen, Market Photo Workshop Johannesburg and Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers Paris (2018). Uriel Orlow’s work has also been presented at major survey exhibitions including the 54th Venice Biennale, Manifesta 9 & 12, Lubumbashi Biennial VI, 13th Sharjah Biennial, 7th Moscow Biennial, 8th Mercosul Biennial, Aichi Triennale and Bergen Assembly amongst others as well as venues in Berlin, Paris, London, Cairo, Istanbul, Mexico City, Dublin, New York, Ramallah and many more. 

Monographic publications include Conversing with Leaves (Archive Books, 2020), Soil Affinities (Shelter Press, 2019) and Theatrum Botanicum (Sternberg Press, 2018).