The Histories of Violence project is committed to promoting the political and philosophical importance of the Arts. Any viable critique of violence must take seriously aesthetics, both critically and affirmatively, while exploring within artistic production the potential for steering history in a different direction.
The Histories of Violence project and its initiatives have inspired a number of collaborations with established artists. Most recently this has included the co-curation of the artist-led State of Disappearance project, in partnership with the Mexican abstract painter and writer Chantal Meza.
Visualising the Pain of Humanity
Drawing upon narratives from Brad Evans book, Ecce Humanitas: Beholding the Pain of Humanity, this section features a series of short films exploring the transgressive witnessing of art. The wider project also featured a written collaboration with the British artist Jake Chapman.
A voice comes to one in the dark. Imagine.