Studio Frankenstein. unsound ecologies . performative assemblages

Ralo Mayer
Institut für Bildende und Mediale Kunst, Ortsbezogene Kunst
2017W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 SemStd., LV-Nr. S01968


We will discuss current theories & positions on the relation of nature and technology, of ecologies beyond biological systems and post-humanism. Employing methods of performative research and auditive settings, the course will play and enact a sound studio environment to trigger, record and process Frankenstein’s monsters as radio pieces.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is perhaps the first modern myth and continues to be an important point of reference for contemporary concepts of ecology beyond the nature/culture divide, from Donna Haraway to Timothy Morton. Within the course, we will build our own makeshift recording studio as performative laboratory: audio-recorders, microphones, or sound absorbers are both technical devices and stage props. Either way, they will catalyze our studio through presentations, interviews, field-recordings and all the unavoidable hiss and crackle in between.

The aim of the course is to create an experimental radio-piece which might or might not come a-live on the Ö1-Kunstradio at the end of the semester.
There will be excursions and a Handapparat.


immanenter Prüfungscharakter / immanent examination:

participants are required to attend the course regularly, actively join the discussions and collaborate in the audio-experiments.


every Friday 15:00, starting October 6th

Expositur Ortsbezogene Kunst, Paulusplatz 5, 1030 Wien


Bis 05. Oktober 2017, 23:00
Per E-Mail:

Bildende Kunst (2. Studienabschnitt): frei wählbar aus technischer Kontext künstlerischer Praxis (2.0 ECTS)

Mitbelegung: möglich (2.0 ECTS)

Besuch einzelner Lehrveranstaltungen: möglich (2.0 ECTS)