All the stories money just can’t buy.

Adnan Balcinovic
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2019W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 semester hours, course number S03105

Description

We will be working with found materials. Each student will pick a material that can be found in our daily life and is for free - a material that cannot be bought and as such does not have a clear monetary value: stock footage, freesounds.org, code samples, various templates, ...

Winter semester: “Awesome”

How do industrial modes of production relate to art production? What are the narrations that can be found in artistic as well as in economic strategies? From an analysis of the context, the materiality and the strategies behind the production of the chosen examples each student will develop a strategy / a work. Results will be presented in the setting of a group exhibition at the end of the winter term.

Summer semester: “Keep on improving!”

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„Using stock footage and templates is kind of the equivalent of periodically saying „awesome” in order to pretend one is listening to an annoying conversation while one has left already behind laser-cut stand-up displays to fake participation and attendance in several places at the same time.” (Hito Steyerl, in “The Terror of Total Dasein”, Duty Free Art, Verso, 2019)

Students from other faculties or universities will be given a place on the course subject to room capacities.

Examination Modalities

  • Contribution to the discussion through continuous presentation of the work in progress!
  • No absence without prior excuse!
  • Presentation of the final results!

Key Words

labor, work, value, efficiency, reproduction, repetition, translation, standardisation, rationalisation, corporate aesthetics, appropriation, narration

Dates

03 October 2019, 14:30–15:15 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Seminar Room 1 , "introduction"
11 October 2019, 15:00–18:00 , "visit to independent art spaces in 4th and 5th district"
17 October 2019, 14:30–17:00 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Seminar Room 1 , "presentation of the collected materials"
31 October 2019, 14:30–17:00 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Seminar Room 1 , "workshop: translation, appropriation, change of scale"
28 November 2019, 14:30–17:00 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Seminar Room 1 , "workshop: model for an exhibition in the scale of 1:10"
12 December 2019, 17:15–19:45 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Seminar Room 1 , "movie night"
09 January 2020, 14:30–17:00 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Seminar Room 1 , "presentation, discussion"
23 January 2020, 17:00–20:00 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Seminar Room 1 , "installation of the works, opening of the exhibition"
30 January 2020, 16:30–17:30 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Seminar Room 1 , "exhibition visit, feedback"

Course Enrolment

From 09 September 2019, 09:32 to 31 October 2019, 09:32
Via online registration

co-registration: possible (3.0 ECTS)

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Deepening and Application: Artistic Strategies (3.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (3.0 ECTS)