DIG Pool 6: Art & Display

"Networked Displays"
Nummer und TypMFA-MFA-Po00.21F.006 / Moduldurchführung
VeranstalterDepartement Fine Arts
LeitungMarie-France Rafael
Anzahl Teilnehmendemaximal 9
ECTS3 Credits
VoraussetzungenCourse language: English
LehrformSeminar, individual and group tutorials
ZielgruppenMA Fine Arts students only

Open for exchange students
Lernziele / KompetenzenKnowledge on contemporary art theory and discourse

Experience and critique of contempory art works

Discussion on media-theories and digitally and the reflection in regard to ones own artistic practice
InhalteSimilar to the way we use to walk through display-situations in art spaces, we nowadays navigate through networked displays on our multiple technological devices.
One of the leading questions of this seminar is to understand how networked displays are anticipated as a dynamic presentation format by artists, in order to actively participate in a circulative “image power”. In a new pictorial logic of networked displays, in which the dimensions of production, circulation and consumption are intertwined and in which everyone and everything becomes an image, as well as a technological spectacle, the seminar asks, what new modes of antagonisms art can set in motion.
Based on selected discursive positions related to questions of the image and its circulation (for example Peter Osborne, David Joselit, Claire Bishop) as well as to questions dealing with the performativity of images within the context of normative, hegemonic identity-constructions (for example Judith Butler; Paul B. Preciado und Legacy Russel among others), the seminar seeks to analyze those contemporary (technological) power structures – especially in relation to body, gender, sexuality, identity and images.

Possible guests:
  • Brice Dellsperger
  • Young Girl Reading Group (YGRG)
  • Lauren Huret
About the lecturer:

Marie-France Rafael, born in Munich in 1984, holds a PhD in Art History. She studied Art History and Film Studies in Berlin and Paris. From 2011 to 2015 she was a research associate at the Free University of Berlin and until 2019 at the Muthesius University Kiel, Department of Spatial Strategies/Curatorial Spaces. Her monograph, Reisen ins Imaginativ. Künstlerische Displays und Situationen (Cologne: Walther König, 2017), was recently published. Other publications include Ari Benjamin Meyers. Music on Display (Cologne: Walther König, 2016), and Pierre Huyghe. On Site (Cologne: Walther König, 2013).
Bibliographie / LiteraturWill be handed out during the course.
Leistungsnachweis / TestatanforderungMandatory attendance (minimum 80%); active participation
TermineTime: 09:00 - 17:00 o'clock

CW 18: 03 / 04 / 05 / 06 / 07 May
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