Who's There is a series of lectures hosted by the Approaching Language department, MFA Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam NL @sandberginstituut 2020-2021
Is it possible to speak for yourself, let alone for someone else?
Is it possible to position oneself in art?
Is that desirable?
How disorienting is the notion of the first person?
Can plural forms do more justice to the complexities of the self?
Where does this leave the ‘lyrical I’ of literature, the 'I'
Who's There is an investigation into the first person in literature and visual arts.
Who's There aims at getting hesitations and questions into an area that can be talked about and worked with. Lectures held by Approaching Language tutors and guests will be treated as to spark discussions on how writing and visual art relate in treating the questions above and what can be learned from different methods and perspectives. No one is asked to give an overview, but instead to add to the discussion from a personal perspective and experience.