"'Strange Radio' as Method" with Dr. Karen Werner

March 25, 2019 - 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm (already occurred)
Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry
Black-and-white image of two women on a staircase with a translucent curtain hanging over part of it. Across the top of the image are the words "The fabric is not torn" in pink.

Strange Radio explores the transmission of Holocaust postmemory in Vienna through a series of radio fragments made from field recordings, narration, archival material and divination. "Strange Radio as Method" proposes an approach to art and research based on autoethnography, radiophonics, and the politics of knowledge plus an aspiration to transform.

Karen Werner, Ph.D., is a radio artist and sociologist based in Western Massachusetts. Recently, she has been an artist-in-residence in Finland at the Saari Residence-Kone Foundation and in Vienna, Austria, at the MuseumsQuartier/Tonspur and studio das weisse haus. Werner is a 2017-2018 Fellow of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture and received a Tending Space Fellowship from the Hemera Foundation from 2014 to 2016 for artists with a Buddhist practice. In 2016, Werner’s radio documentary Laws of Lost and Found Objects won the Grand Prix Marulic. Her writings about radio, autoethnography and the performativity of language have been published in a range of academic journals. She teaches in the B.F.A. in Socially Engaged Art Program at Goddard College in Vermont.

All are welcomed. Reception to follow.

Additional Info

Karen Werner Website

Contact Info

Yvette Jackson
(413) 542-5985
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