Ghosts and the Uncanny
Zuoz/Engadin, 24. & 25. August 2013
E.A.T. / Engadin Art Talks
Iso Camartin, Kurt Derungs, Dan Graham, Zvi Hecker, Christian Holstad, Bethan Huws, Hubert Klumpner, Tim Krohn, Jonathan Ledgard, Tobias Madison, Ernesto Neto, Katrin Sigurdardóttir, Michael Steiner, Not Vital
Ghosts, demons and apparitions belong to the world view of pre-scientific man. Ghosts or higher powers were assumed to lie behind all events caused by otherwise incomprehensible natural forces and people believed that they could ‘understand’ irrational and inexplicable events in this way. In mountain regions, in particular, where humans were often defenceless in the face of nature and its power, this world view gave rise to a rich treasury of legends and sagas.
Hence, on the subject of "GHOSTS AND THE UNCANNY" the forum participants told legends and sagas and discussed in how far the world of the mountains with its powerful natural spectacles remains a source of inspiration for many people today.
The panels were chaired by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery in London, Beatrix Ruf, Director of the Stedelijk Museums Amsterdam (formerly Kunsthalle Zürich) and Professor Philip Ursprung from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. We were welcomed by Flurin Wieser, president of the community Zuoz, and Cristina Bechtler.
In addition we were delighted to present the publication “Engadin Art Talks 2010-2012. An Art and Architecture Anthology”, published by JRP Ringier.
Saturday, 24. January
Welcome and Introduction
Flurin Wieser Mayor of Zuoz
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Retia Obscura - Die Anderswelt der Muma Veglia in Graubünden
The existence of Jinn in our world
Transformation. Unheimlich real
Reading from „Vrenelis Gärtli“
The Mountain and the book
Illusionen in der Kunstwelt
Iso Camartin Artist, USA
Sunday, 25 January
A Puzzle from the Past
No - Disconnection, Absence and What's left
Ghost Images in Architecture
Shuttle to Samedan