Weathering is atmospheric, geological, temporal, transformative. Inherently relational, it refers to a great variety of processes that alter by exposing to the elements, wear down over time, add patina, degrade, or even disintegrate. It can denote the ways in which subjects and objects resist and pass through storms and severe adversity. But questions remain: What does it means to weather or withstand? Who or what is able to pass through safely in various contexts of weathering? And what is lost or gained in the process?

Within the context of the ongoing ICI research focus ‘ERRANS environ/s’, fellows and staff members assemble in this internal workshop to contemplate the theme of weathering across many fields and disciplines. Participants will examine surfaces, environments, scales, reciprocity (or lack thereof), temporalities, and vulnerabilities of weathering and being weathered.

In English

13:00 – 13:40
Delfina Cabrera 
‘Confined Weather: Mario Bellatin and Graciela Iturbide’s The Bathroom of Frida Kahlo

13:40 – 14:20
Marlon Miguel
‘Bispo do Rosário’s Ecology of the Ship’

14:40 – 15:40
Nicolò Crisafi + Manuele Granolati
‘Weathering the Afterlife: Language, Subjectivity, and Tempo through Dante’s Commedia  

15:40 – 16:20
Anja Sunhyun Michaelsen
‘Suspended Weathering: Hiwa K’s A View from Above

16:50 – 17:30
Claudia Peppel
‘Enduring Rain: On Vajiko Chachkhiani’s Living Dog Among Dead Lions

17:30 – 18:10
Alison Sperling
‘Toxic Flourishings’

18:20 – 19:00
Daniel Liu 
‘Geological Weathering and the Discovery of Deep Time in Imperial Victorian Britain’

11:00 – 11:40
Michelle Ty + Amelia Groom 
‘Enduring Ornament’

11:40 – 12:20
Umut  Yildirim
‘Seeding the Weather’

12:30 – 13:10
Y. Ariadne Collins
‘Weathering Weather: Atmospheric Geographies of the Guiana Shield’ 

14:00 – 14:40
Christoph Holzhey 
‘Weathering Ambiguities’ 

14:40 – 15:20
Damiano Sacco
‘The Weathering of the Trace: Agamben on Derrida’ 

15:30 – 16:10
Arnd Wedemeyer
‘Heidegger on the Air (StifterIrigaray Running Interference)’ 

Organized by

ICI Berlin