Tilikum - screening & conversation with Jan Peter Hammer
12 March 2014Time: 6:00 pm
Event Type Film screening and Q&A
This event is part of the third chapter of Home Workspace Program 2013-14, led by resident professors Jalal Toufic and Anton Vidokle.
For more information on the third chapter and the year’s schedule and curriculum, please see HWP 2013-14.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Public | 6pm: Screening & conversation with Jan Peter Hammer
by Jan Peter Hammer
During the second half of the last century dolphins and orcas became a projection screen for all kinds of scientific fantasies: John C. Lilly tried to teach the animals English and NASA believed they could communicate with aliens. Tilikum is a video documentary, which connects marine mammal research with behaviourism, animal conditioning, early neuroscience, Hollywood, sensory deprivation and LSD experimentation.
Jan Peter Hammer is a German artist who lives and works in Berlin. In 2013 his art and video works were shown at the Bergen Assembly, Norway; 4th Athen Biennial; abc – art berlin contemporary and Yerbabuena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.