Aesthetics of Artistic Media and Cross-Disciplinary Strategies

Katharina Gsöllpointner
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2019S, Artistic Practice and Theoretical Reflecion (KPR), 2.0 semester hours, course number S02626

Description

The course will focus on the theoretical and practical application of media aesthetics in artistic and cross-disciplinary strategies. This includes the confrontation with differences and similarities between art, science and humanities, as well as with selected examples of aesthetic strategies aiming to reach into various societal fields.

An important part of the course builds on the possibility for students to meet artists, artistic researchers, as well as experts from the socio-cultural field in persona, either through guest lectures or through studio visits and excursions.

Examination Modalities

  1. Attendance is mandatory at all lectures. Attendance will be registered on a sign-in sheet at the beginning of class.
  2. Active participation during class.
  3. Semester project, either theoretical or practical.

Comments

This course is complementary to the courses of Leo Schatzl and Carlos Toledo. Students in my course will have the possibility to reflect about their practical work in the other two courses if they wish.

Key Words

Aesthetics, Media, Art, Cross-Disciplinarity

Dates

28 March 2019, 09:15–12:45 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room (preliminary discussion)
11 April 2019, 09:15–12:45 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room , "Studio visit to artist Jeannot Schwartz' 'extraraum' "
09 May 2019, 09:15–12:45 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room , "Visit of exhibition 'Technocare' at Kunstraum N.Ö."
23 May 2019, 09:15–12:45 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room , "Studio visit to Kathrin Stumreich (digital artist) and Christoph Freidhöfer (mechatronics)"
06 June 2019, 09:15–12:45 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room , "Visit of exhibition 'Vertigo. Op Art and a History of Deception 1520–1970' at mumok"
13 June 2019, 09:15–12:45 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room , "Guest lecture and writing workshop w/ Ernst Schmiederer (Blinklicht Media Labs): GESCHICHTEN DER GEGENWART Insights into an experiment in narrative democracy 15 years ago Ernst Schmiederer started to invite people to write or talk about themselves, about their lives, their families, their work, their past and their future in various media formats. With his Blinklicht Media Lab he built an archive of several thousand pieces of handwritten autobiographical material, founded „edition IMPORT/EXPORT“, an imprint where so far he has published more than a dozen volumes comprising about half of the collected material. Just recently he started the book series „GESCHICHTEN DER GEGENWART“ as an experiment in narrative democracy inspired by Pierre Rosanvallons works on the subject („Narrative democracy is a way of building a society of individuals, completely equal in dignity, recognition, and consideration, who form a common society“). "
27 June 2019, 09:15–12:45 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room

Course Enrolment

From 22 January 2019, 09:00 to 04 March 2019, 09:15
Via online registration

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible