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BOOK LAUNCH: Mary Zournazi and Wim Wenders' 'Inventing Peace' at ICA London

BOOK LAUNCH: Mary Zournazi and Wim Wenders' 'Inventing Peace' at ICA London

Wim Wenders and Mary Zournazi's 'Inventing Peace' revolves around the question of how we look at the world, but do not see it when there is so much war, injustice, suffering and violence.

Launching at the Institute of Contemporary Art London on February 26th 2014, Inventing Peace will be discussed by the authors in conversation with Professor Jacqueline Rose. NIEA researcher Dr Mary Zouranzi collaborates with filmmaker Wim Wenders, exploring the 'ethical and moral consequences of looking, but not seeing,' questions the role and nature of 'peace' in this context, and discusses 'the need to reinvent a visual and moral language for peace.'

Two films by acclaimed German filmmaker and coauthor Wenders, Invisible Crimes and War in Peace, accompany the publication. <>Inspired by various cinematic, philosophical, literary and artistic examples Wenders and Zournazi reflect on the need for a change of perception in everyday life as well as in the creation of images. In its unique style and method, Inventing Peace demonstrates an approach to peace through sacred, ethical and spiritual means, helping to make peace visible and tangible in new and unforeseen ways.

For more information, and to book tickets, visit the ICA launch event 
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'Reading this book brings a sense of enormous privilege – the privilege of overhearing a conversation between two voices of profound seriousness and imagination. The peace they talk about is neither a matter of problem-solving nor a dream of immobile quiet; it is the remaking of the world by patient looking, educated in compassion and self-awareness. We learn something essential of what art is (not least the art of the film-maker) and of how it is the necessary nourishment for a humane public life.' Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and former Archbishop of Canterbury