Kollaboratives und Disloziertes Arbeiten

Katharina Gsöllpointner
Fine Arts and Media Art, Digital Arts
2019S, Seminar (SE), 1.0 semester hours, course number S40620



Media, Art, Historie(s)

What does the concept "digital art" mean? How can a perspective from 2019 contextualize digital art, and what role do aesthetic practices of artists play for this? How can digital technologies be described as cultural and social media, beyond their economic and technical entitlements?

Digital art on the one hand is differentiated from non-digital art, and on the other hand is assigned to the field of "media art". Where can the differences and intersections of these fields be observed? How can media art be described at all?

In the course we take a look at the most interesting and important groups and tendencies of media art practice, which also includes photography, film, video, and TV. An emphasis will be put on looking at and discussing those artistic projects which explicitly refer to their electronic and digital constitution, who's media reflexive design, therefore, is in their focus.

Examination Modalities

  1. Regular presence and cooperation in the course
  2. Short presentation on chosen topic
  3. Written homework


The aim of the course is to facilitate students with an overview over the historical, cultural, and technological contexts and conditions of their today's media artistic work, as well as to enable them a critical reflection of their own work.

The course is held in German, with ad-hoc-translations to English.

Key Words

Digital Art, Media Aesthetics, Media Art History


07 May 2019, 10:00–13:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room (preliminary discussion)
14 May 2019, 10:00–13:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
21 May 2019, 10:00–13:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
28 May 2019, 10:00–13:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room

Course Enrolment

From 07 January 2019, 21:54 to 07 May 2019, 10:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible (2.0 ECTS)

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations (2.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (2.0 ECTS)