How do we recognize a photograph of war? Is it possible to photograph the trauma that lingers in war's wake? This exhibition takes its title and its premise from Judith Butler’s book, Frames of War, in which she argues for the need to widen our range of recognition, both of war and of the vulnerability it produces. We need to see more. This does not mean that we need to see violence in more graphic detail. It means we need to understand the breadth of violence in its excruciatingly banal manifestations.
Friday, February 6th, 7 – 9pm
SCREENING: Chelsea Knight, The End of All Resistance (2010) + PRESENTATION: Helene Kazan, (De)constructing Risk: a Domestic Image of the Future (2016) + DISCUSSION with Knight, Kazan and NML on the relationship between psychoanalytic narratives and human rights discourse.
Saturday, February 7th, 3 – 7pm
SCREENING: Ala Eddine Slim, ismaël, and Youssef Chebbi, Babylon (2012) + PRESENTATION: Brad Samuels of SITU Research, Left to Die Report + DISCUSSION: Thomas Keenan in discussion with Chebbi and Samuels on the relationship between media representation and human rights.