Code & Repräsentation III

Roland Schöny
Fine Arts and Media Art, Digital Arts
2020W, artistic Seminar (SEK), 1.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S03195


DIGITAL FORENSIC as practice of critical political art

Forensic investigations are based on the analysis of storage media to reconstruct movement sequences and communication flows. This includes the use of deleted, damaged or overwritten files. Often this is connected with the question of who has the power of interpretation over the data. On what preliminary decisions are they evaluated and interpreted.

What is established as a common narrative in the genre of crime fiction also has its sociopolitical dimension, as shown by the investigations of riots in the course of the rights-dominated demonstration in Chemnitz, Germany, in August 2018.






Examination Modalities

  • Presence, critical discussion, development of own ideas. Answering three general, substantive questions at the end of the seminar. From this, the score will be composed.
  • The aim is to develop a critical view according to own knowledge and interests. This can be directly related to one's own artistic work or based on research and theoretical considerations.
  • Finally, some questions about the seminar topics have to be answered in writing.




  • No special prior knowledge necessary. The general title (Code and Representation) has institutional reasons.
  • The procedure of the seminar is based on short courses of lectures based on a roadmap, which will be sketched at the beginning.
  • After the kick-off meeting, the focus will be laid down.
  • Due to the Corona crisis materials are also made available which facilitate the examination of topics relevant to closed exhibitions.



13 October 2020, 10:00–12:45 Digital Art, Lecture Room (preliminary discussion)
27 October 2020, 09:00–12:45 Digital Art, Lecture Room
01 December 2020, 10:00–12:45 Digital Art, Lecture Room
15 December 2020, 10:00–12:45 Digital Art, Lecture Room

Course Enrolment

From 17 August 2020, 00:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

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

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Künstlerische Methodik und Technologie digitaler Kunst: Code & Repräsentation I - V

Individual courses: possible