German Duarte and Eva Leitolf: Violent Images




discursive series


23.02.22, 7 pm,
Lecture by German Duarte and Eva Leitolf invited by Jonas Kolecki

lokal [vorne]

Now closed


Eva Leitolf and German Duarte teach at the Free University of Bolzano. Their joint lecture aims to contrast Eva Leitolf's artistic practice with German Duarte's scientific findings and to provide new insights into possible forms of representation and levels of interpretation of the effects and consequences of physical and emotional violence. The lecture will examine the broad concept of violence from a variety of perspectives, including mass media narratives, collective trauma, traces of the effects of violence in the landscape, and the limits of representing violence through the image. 

Eva Leitolf and German Duarte seek to understand the ways in which a medium produces and limits different forms of meaning-making. Furthermore, they present how an intermedial and transmedial approach can be used to better recognize the limits that a particular medium brings to the complexity of each form of violence. 

Eva Leitolf is an artist who loves to work with young art makers. In 2019 she was appointed tenured Professor of Fine Arts and head of Studio Image at the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano. Critical examination of the practices of image production and contextualisation is a central thread running through all of her work, which explores contested societal phenomena such as colonialism, racism and migration. Her works have been shown at international institutions including Savvy Contemporary in Berlin, the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Sprengel Museum in Hannover, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the KunstHausWien in Vienna, the National Gallery of Kosovo in Pristina and the DePaul Art Museum at the University of Chicago.

German A. Duarte is Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. His research interests include history of media, film history, cybernetics, cognitive-cultural economy, and philosophy. He is the author of several publications, including books, edited volumes, and essays and papers in international journals. Among them, he recently authored the monograph Reificación Mediática (UTADEO – 2nd edition 2020), the book Fractal Narrative: About the Relationship Between Geometries and Technology and Its Impact on Narrative Spaces (Transcript, 2014), and co-edited the volumes Reading “Black Mirror”. Insights into Technology and the Post-Media Condition (Transcript, 2021), Transmédialité, Bande dessiné & Adaptation (PUB, 2019), and We Need to Talk About Heidegger: Essays Situating Martin Heidegger in Contemporary Media Studies (Peter Lang 2018).

Limited seating. To register please send an email to 
The lecture will take place as a hybrid event. Guests are meeting at lothringer 13 lokal and the lectureres will join us online. 
Language: English

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I Did Not See It Coming is supported by Akademie der Bildenden Künste München.

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