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Do We Still Want to Remember? A Lecture by Kai Tuchmann

Sat, 19 Jan 8:00PM
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DO WE STILL WANT TO REMEMBER? - Afterlives of History in Theatre | A Public Presentation by Kai Tuchmann on history, memory and time in Documentary theatre

“Do you still remember?”

German theatre director Heiner Mueller considered this question the most crucial of all questions, when it comes to this unique assembly, we call theatre. During this assembly the act of memory is a permanently contested site, where the temporalities of the past, present and future, intersect.

Central to Kai`s presentation is the notion of afterlife- as developed by Walter Benjamin and Aby Warburg. A notion, that once turned to the realm of theatre, implies, that the theatrical repetitions of the past affirm the capacity of quotations to expand our being beyond the limits of a “homogenous and empty time”- Walter Benjamin.

Post the forty minute talk Kai Tuchmann and Anuja Ghosalkar will be conversation with journalist Kunal Purohit on the the changing idea of evidence gathering and the blurring lines between fact and fiction. When evidence can be manufactured, can artists uphold their own agency while dealing with truth claims associated with it, especially in countries like India, China and Germany? At a time when social media is curating our everyday reality with "Alternative Facts" and Deep Fakes, how must documentary theatre making respond to it?
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Harkat Studios Bungalow No. 75, Aram Nagar 2, 2, JP Rd, Aram Nagar, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400061
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history, documentary theatre, aby warburg, truth, germany, social media, walter benjamin,