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Guest Lecture: 24 October 2019
Venue: Angewandte, University of Applied Arts, Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art, Paulusplatz 5, 1030 Vienna Austria
Format: Artist Talk and Crit
Host: Maria Stepanek, Department of Site Specific Art
A private educational event organised with the Department of Site Specific Art at the Angewandte University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Dani Gal met with BA and MA students in the Department of Site Specific Art to present his artistic practice and took part in a closed-door crit with faculty and students.
Since 2011 Dani Gal utilises cinematic tools to illuminate the undocumented aspects of historical events: of what can be seen as the missing parts of the story. By staging what he terms the “blind spots” of historical knowledge, Gal questions the epistemological gaps between historical “truth” and the interpretation of events from a historical perspective. His research examines how history and memory hover between fact and fiction by navigating between recorded knowledge of events and subjective recollections of these events. The material he gleans points to a keen awareness of the problematic nature of any representation of real events and the process of inclusion and exclusion that goes into re-imagining the past.