Activate the Shadows

Johanna Tinzl
Fine Arts and Media Art, Site Specific Art
2018S, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 semester hours, course number S02221

Description

History.

Focus: histories.

Who constructs history?

Who problematizes history politics?

How does one imagine a historical museum to be?

Who is doing research at the fringes?

Who inscribes himself/herself in the urban space?

Which institutions convey history?

Who interprets the facts?

How do you research archives?

How do identities rewrite themselves?

Who speaks for the dead?

We examine theories and artistic positions, discuss with experts and visit institutions and NGOs to approach the field of history from multiple perspectives.

The course will be held mainly in German, but contributions in English are very welcome.

Examination Modalities

Participants are required to attend the course regularly and join the discussions actively.

The aim of the course is to develop a work, generated from the materials (field recordings, interviews, archive etc.) that have been collected in visiting the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance (DÖW), The House of History Austria, Austrian National Library, Wikimedia Austria, the Vienna Municipal and Regional Archives etc.

The resulting works will be shown and discussed within the frame of the Round Table at Paulusplatz in autumn 2018.

Key Words

Geschichte, Archiv, context art, interventionist art, art in public space, cultural politics, conceptual

Dates

08 March 2018, 10:00–13:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space (preliminary discussion)
11 April 2018, 10:00–13:00 Main entrance of Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek at Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien , "!!! Meeting point at 09:45 !!!"
18 April 2018, 10:00–13:00 Wikimedia Austria, Stolzenthalergasse 7, 1080 Vienna
25 April 2018, 10:00–13:00 Magistratsabteilung 8, Wiener Stadt- und Landesarchiv, Gasometer D, Guglgasse 14, 1110 Wien , "Meeting point in the foyer of the archive in the 4th floor"
02 May 2018, 10:00–13:00 Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance (DÖW), Altes Rathaus, Wipplingerstr. 6-8, 1010 Vienna
09 May 2018, 10:00–13:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space
23 May 2018, 10:00–13:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space
13 June 2018, 10:00–13:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space

Course Enrolment

From 19 February 2018, 10:10 to 12 March 2018, 23:00
via email: johanna.tinzl@uni-ak.ac.at

Fine Arts (2. Section): Free Electives out of Artistic and Research Practice (2.0 ECTS)

co-registration: possible (2.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (2.0 ECTS)