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.#