As part of the current exhibition "Tacticts of Invisibility", the third TANAS talk conceived by art historian Nico Anklam approach the theme “invisibility” from a cinematographic and literary angle, and therewith ask the question how we imagined the non-visible in writing and the moving image. James Whales’ movie adaption of H.G Well’s novel “The Invisible Man” for instance made the invisible protagonist Jack Griffin visually accessible for the audience of the 1930s through shadows, band aids and a pair of glasses that floated seemingly by themselves through space. The figure of the invisible became therewith perceptible for the viewer. In Ralph Ellison’s novel “The Invisible Man” on the other hand, the author decries the own invisibility as an African-American in the US of the 1950s. Being not visible becomes here both: a specific, individual experience while it shows at the same time moments of social invisibility by literary means.
Lukas Feireiss (architectual theoretician, curator, editor),
Jürgen Dehm (teaches literary theory and art history at Kunsthistorisches Institut, FU Berlin),
Ede Müller (filmmaker/zabrisky film).