Nolan Oswald Dennis
​Edna Bonhomme
Zoé Samudzi

Nolan Oswald Dennis, ​Edna Bonhomme, Zoé Samudzi (LTR)

As part of the opening of Nolan Oswald Dennis’s No Conciliation is Possible (working diagram) on December 8, 2022, join us at CCA Berlin for a conversation between the artist and scholars Edna Bonhomme and Zoé Samudzi. The work's engagement with notions of repair and punishment, payment and silence, memorialisation and forgetting, forgiveness and guilt will be reflected on, and inscribed within the broader context of Germany and the unresolvedness of its memory work and histories of colonial violence.

Nolan Oswald Dennis is a para-disciplinary artist from Johannesburg, South Africa. Their practice explores what they call ‘a black consciousness of space’: the material and metaphysical conditions of decolonization. Dennis’ work questions the politics of space (and time) through a system-specific, rather than site-specific approach.

Edna Bonhomme is a historian of science, editor, and cultural writer who lives in Berlin, Germany. One of her tasks is to mine through the archives and complicate our understanding of contagion, toxicity, and maladies. Through critical storytelling, Edna narrates how people perceive modern plagues and try to escape them. Her essays have appeared in Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The London Review of Books, The Nation, and elsewhere. Her forthcoming book, Captive Contagions (One Signal/Simon & Schuster), examines confinement's role in fostering and hindering epidemics.

Zoé Samudzi is an assistant professor in photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. She teaches about violence, visuality, and the ethics of seeing/looking. She is also an associate editor with Parapraxis Magazine, as well as a writer whose work has appeared in Art in America, Artforum, Funambulist Magazine, the Architectural Review, Jewish Currents, SSENSE, The New Inquiry, and elsewhere.