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A Life in four hours:
Arkansas. New York. Geneva. Cuernavaca.
American Narratives

Jimmie Durham narrates.
Diana McCarty listens.

Friday, December 9th, 2005. 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
KW INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART


Diana McCarty and Jimmie Durham

Jimmie Durham was born a Cherokee in the USA in 1940. Already known in the sixties as an artist and author, Durham finished his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Geneva in 1972 and dedicated himself entirely to political work in the American Indian Movement. He was co-founder and chairman of the International Indian Treaty Committee at the United Nations, where his activities led, among other things, to the drafting of the International Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. During the eighties, he increasingly committed himself again to art and writing. In 1998 Jimmie Durham came to Berlin on a DAAD grant, where he still lives while his work is exhibited internationally. Recently, Durham curated the exhibition, "The American West" in Compton Verney, Warwickshire, Great Britain.

Diana McCarty was born in New Mexico and has been living in Europe for the last 12 years working as a media activist. She is the co-founder of the bootlab as well as the open-source radio project reboot.fm in Berlin. During the nineties, she and others initiated the nettime mailing list and she has worked as part of the Media Research Foundation as a co-organizer of the Metaforum conferences in Budapest.#