Dennis Del Favero is a Sydney
based artist and researcher, currently an ARC Queen Elizabeth II
Fellow, Artist-in-Resident at ZKM. He is co-director of the iCinema
Centre for Interactive Cinema Research at the University of New South
Wales and Managing Editor of the Digital Arts Edition series.
During Tangent_Fear, Del
Favero's video piece Pentimento will be shown, and he will discuss the
aesthetics of trauma through Nachtraglichkeit a work in which he
introduces the work of Pierre Janet, the contemporary of Freud who
coined the classic formulation of trauma. As opposed to the normal
course of events, personal experiences are processed by the brain to
enable them to be recognized as memory. Trauma, however, resists such
processing, rendering the familiar unrecognizable.