Practice 5: Thinking Big, Small & Many 

Nummer und TypMFA-MFA-Pr00.22H.005 / Moduldurchführung
VeranstalterDepartement Fine Arts
LeitungDominique Lämmli, Nils Röller, Gritli Faulhaber
ECTS21 Credits
VoraussetzungenCourse language: English
LehrformArt walks, talking & walking, discussions, readings, critique (Werkdiskurs)
ZielgruppenMA Fine Arts students
Open for exchange students
Lernziele / Kompetenzen
  • Students will be able to explain their own interests and topics in relation to global issues and discussions surrounding art.
InhalteWe work within pluriperspective art worlds and rapidly changing realities. Our seminar theme that we continue, “Thinking Big, Small & Many,” will serve as a reference point to reflect on our practices, positions and perspectives. We will rethink references, scale and materials through action-oriented activities, thinking, walking & talking, visual mapping, viewing and discussing. Our reference texts include Josephine Berry’s “The Agency of (Planetary) Feeling” (2022), Olafur Eliasson’s “Why art has the power to change the world” (2016), Wok The Rock’s “Speculating with the Equator Dreams” (2015), and Seth Denizen’s “In Defence of the Art Mall” (2015). We also will explore spheres of thought coming from multiple perspectives through essayistic and asemic writing in our native languages. We then translate these into the lingua franca of our professional environment and use these texts as references for further discussion.

About the lecturers:

DProf. Dominique Lämmli is an artist and philosophers. She works studio-based, collaborative, and situation specific. She co-runs the independent research FOA-FLUX and runs mAiA GmbH. Her research and writings focuse on socially engaged art, art research, and art in global contexts.

Nils Röller is a professor at the Zurich University of the Arts. His research focuses on the relation between text, image and philosophy. In the Journal for Art, Sex and Mathematics he has published experimental posts in collaboration with artists and poets since 2006. Recent publications in English and German include “Interfacing Philosophy” and "Text-Image Parergon“ published in Koko magazine.


Gritli Faulhaber *1990, DE lives and works in Zurich. In 2022 she was awarded the Swiss Art Award. During 2021 she received half-year residency at the Cité international des Arts in Paris by the city of Zurich. In 2017 and 2020 received the Kiefer Hablitzel Göhner Art Prize. Current solo and group exhibitions include: Werkstipendien Stadt Zürich, Helmhaus Zürich, “La réforme de Pooky”, Kunsthalle Fribourg, PROVENCE Magazine, Artgenève.
Bibliographie / LiteraturAvailable on PAUL.
Leistungsnachweis / TestatanforderungMandatory attendance (minimum 80%); active participation; semester report
TermineTime: 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock

CW 41: 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 October
CW 45: 07 / 08 / 09 November

CW 45: 10 / 11 November
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