Hunting for a Name: A Speech by Christine Meisner

27.01.2011, 18:00 — 22:00 Lecture

As part of the ‘Drawing Documents’ exhibition (on show until 06/02/11) artist Christine Meisner will hold a performative lecture under the form of a speech titled ‘Hunting for a Name or The Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of a Runaway’. This speech is based on the lectures the fugitive slave William Wells Brown gave in several European cities in the 19th century as an indictment against slavery. Brown’s escape is the subject of ‘Meisner’s drawing Hunting for my Name’ on show in ‘Drawing Documents’. After the speech there will be a discussion with Anselm Franke, curator of the exhibition.

Summary: The American Fugitive in Europe - Travels as an Abolitionist Lecturer - Difficulties of Representation - Cartographies of Rivers and Rights - Walkington troubled Water - Hands of the New World Idea - Peculiar Institution - Space of Resistance - Secret Lyrics - Being at Someone’s Mercy - Escape - Fugitive Slave Law - In and out of Time - Purchase of Freedom.

Speech in English


Language English

Location Extra City - Antwerpen-Noord, Tulpstraat 79, 2060 Antwerpen

Drawing Documents 19.11.2010—20.02.2011