Date/Time: 17/09/2007 12:00 am
The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School presents:
David Thorne, Katya Sander, Ashley Hunt, Sharon Hayes, Andrea Geyer,
screening their recent collaborative work, currently on view at Documenta 12, in Kassel Germany,
9 Scripts from a Nation at War
Presented in conversation with Thomas Keenan
Monday, September 17, 6:30 p.m.
The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street, NYC
9 Scripts from a Nation at War is a 10-channel video installation that responds to conditions and questions that have arisen since March 2003. While this date marks the beginning of the invasion of Iraq by U.S. and it’s allied military forces, it is a conflict reaches backwards and forwards in history, memory and space, as a “long war” that has few, if any, boundaries. The project is structured around a central question: How does war construct specific positions for individuals to fill, enact, speak from, or resist? 9 Scripts from a Nation at War considers the processes by which we are positioned as certain kinds of “individuals” in relation to war — artists, soldiers, students, prisoners, detainees, citizens, Iraqis, Europeans, Americans, and so on.
The event will be moderated by Carin Kuoni (Director, the Vera List Center)
“9 Scripts from a Nation at War” was produced for documenta 12 with the support of the American Center Foundation and The Danish Arts Council. It was developed, in part, during a Vera List Center Fellowship and supported by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, New York.
For more information, please visit the project’s website at