Territorien nach dem Anthropozän

Mechtild Widrich
Fine Arts and Media Art, Site Specific Art
2018S, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 semester hours, course number S02223

Description

Territories of Art after the Anthropocene

How can we understand the increasingly important idea of a geographical conception of a world of migration and exploitation of resources in relationship to site specificity and public space? How can art work in between concrete locations and social media? How can geographical concepts be understood aesthetically and politically? In this block seminar, we will read and discuss, present to each other, go on excursions, meet people and places. The seminar concludes with a written paper.

What is at stake?

In the recent decades of global networking, specificity, whether spatial, historical, or cultural, has become a scarce resource. Or has it not? Art today claims an extended concept of site specificity, which includes not only solid terrain but also conceptual relatedness, allowing art to interact with these developments. The concept of "public space" has been affected by these changes, it can no longer be understood as merely encompassing concrete or urban space. We approach these themes with the basic idea of temporally and locally interlocking encounters with places and areas, real and imagined, and will discuss newly defined demands on authenticity.

Examination Modalities

The seminar inculdes discussions, excursions, presentations from students and will be finished with a written text.

Comments

Kick-off meeting: March 8, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Paulusplatz 5, 1030 Wien, seminarroom (2nd floor)

Key Words

Anthropozän, Territorien, Kunst, Widrich, Mechtild, Ortsbezogene Kunst, Social Design, Sozial, Orte, Site-Specific, environmental art

Dates

08 March 2018, 10:00–13:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space (preliminary discussion)
28 May 2018, 18:00–21:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space
30 May 2018, 10:00–18:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space
01 June 2018, 10:00–18:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space
02 June 2018, 10:00–18:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space

Course Enrolment

via email: ortsbezogenekunst@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)