Imprint and Tactility as Cultural Techniques in Russian Modernism
Summary: What you touch, touches you back. Writing and painting start in the tactile interaction between hand and surface. At the same time tactility is in the nature of violence and torture. The project investigates a shift in Russian modernism from the predominating nexus between image and eye, to the skin. On basis of the skin’s capacity for perception, suffering, imprint and imagination, I intend to identify tactile strategies in the memory of Stalin’s terror.
This is a collaborative project between University of Oslo and Humboldt University of Berlin, financed by Research Council of Norway and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.
- Gulag literature
Fabian Heffermehl is PhD from Uppsala University (2015). He finished his Master Degree at Humboldt University of Berlin and has working experience from Armenia and Azerbaijan. His field of studies include Russian literature and graphic art.
Taktilität und Gewalt in der Russischen Moderne (Humboldt University)