NEWS / 2016

Bracha L. Ettinger, Symposium, We Need Your Car keys! – The Horizons of Horror, Künstlerhäuser Worpswede

WE NEED YOUR CAR KEYS ! – The Horizons of Horror

Symposium with Anselm Franke, Bracha L. Ettinger, Melanie Bonajo, Laboria Cuboniks (Diann Bauer, Helen Hester), Anja Kirschner, Sam Basu and Anke Hennig

Friday–Sunday, 28–30 October, 2016

Location: Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, Germany

Bracha L. Ettinger will give a keynote on October 28, 5pm, and will do a Follow-up Seminar on October 29 between 4:30 pm -6.30 pm.


“Künstlerhäuser Worpswede is pleased to announce another gathering in Teufelsmoor: after Psycho Materialism 2014 we will examine the world through the lens of horror, discovering over three days of symposiums, workshops, and exhibitions the new perspectives contained therein.

This symposium invites participants to contribute to a different, more flexible understanding of the horrific in multiple ways. We question the fascination with horror in popular culture. We affirm the experience of horror in life and its presence in the mechanisms of extreme or radical change. Alongside this we weave the idea of horos, the ancient Greek word for a boundary marker, something that points to a limit and horizon. We Need your Car Keys! will explore the horizons that open up as we navigate through experiences of ungrounding and the 21st century condition of horror. How do the art and culture of our times express the alienation that arises in periods of great change?

We Need your Car Keys! proposes that horror is a tool that helps us to understand and foreground strategies that undo the dichotomy between inside and an opposing outside. Can we harness the monstrous becoming within us and around us, and can we do so in a positive way?”

The symposium is organised by Anja Kirschner, Anke Hennig, Sam Basu, and Tim Voss, who came together as a group of art practitioners, curators, and theorists who share an interest in the excessive potential of horror.

For the full schedule

For abstract & bio


28-10-2016 - 30-10-2016