Uber(w)unden : Art in troubled times by Sean Otoole, Lien Heidenreich-Seleme
Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd, 01 Oct 2012
Hardback | 272 pages
The intellectual and imaginative engagement of social trauma is presented in this book that investigates how writers, visual artists, theater practitioners, musicians, filmmakers, dancers, and photographers from sub-Saharan Africa and Germany have creatively responded to traumata. Building off a conference hosted by the Goethe-Institut of South Africa in 2011, the book creates an open dialogue through both words and visuals surrounding culture and conflict. The roles of artists during crisis and social change are examined, as well as the impact and aesthetic vocabulary that is created to react to, engage, or heal the trauma.