Dictionary of Now

2015—2018

Series of events and publication

The changes and disruptions of the past hundred years have shaped our conception of reality, our thought, and our language. In the context of 100 Years of Now, the discussion series Dictionary of Now reflects on the capacity of words to both depict and create reality. The selected terms for the Dictionary organize complex fields of knowledge. Since the modern age this went hand in hand with the search for universal truths and codified usages. The Dictionary of Now will confront this assertion of linguistic universalism with specific contemporary positions.

To project

Video – 1:31:09

Kader Attia, Françoise Vergès and others – BODY

Thu, Nov 03, 2016 8 pm Friedrich-Kopsch-Auditorium at the Institut für Anatomie of the Charité hospital, Berlin

Gallery – 8 pictures

Kader Attia, Françoise Vergès and others – BODY

Thu, Nov 03, 2016 8 pm Friedrich-Kopsch-Auditorium at the Institut für Anatomie of the Charité hospital, Berlin

Audio – 0:13:06

Kader Attia – BODY

Thu, Nov 03, 2016 8pm Friedrich-Kopsch-Auditorium at the Institut für Anatomie of the Charité hospital, Berlin

Audio – 1:17:47

Françoise Vergès – BODY

Thu, Nov 03, 2016 8pm Friedrich-Kopsch-Auditorium at the Institut für Anatomie of the Charité hospital, Berlin

Video – 2:48:18

Sharon Macdonald, Tony Bennett & Arjun Appadurai – THING

Mon, Oct 10, 2016 7pm Ethnologisches Museum Berlin

Gallery – 12 pictures

Sharon Macdonald, Tony Bennett & Arjun Appadurai – THING

Mon, Oct 10, 2016 7pm Ethnologisches Museum Berlin

Audio – 2:47:56

Sharon Macdonald, Tony Bennett & Arjun Appadurai – THING

Mon, Oct 10, 2016, 7pm Ethnologisches Museum Berlin

Gallery – 5 pictures

Wole Soyinka & Manthia Diawara – Truth

Dictionary of Now: Wole Soyinka & Manthia Diawara – Truth Wed, May 4, 2016

Audio – 2:24:51

Dipesh Chakrabarty & Eyal Weizman – Forum

Dipesh Chakrabarty & Eyal Weizman – Forum Mon, Apr 11, 2016

Video – 2:09:55

Jonas Mekas – TIME

Dictionary of Now #1 Jonas Mekas – Time Conversation and selected film scenes 2015, Nov 26