Seth Weiner
Fine Arts and Media Art, Site Specific Art
2020W, Vorlesung und √úbungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03443


Formers are short, intuitive exercises that we’ll develop collectively, quickly, and alone. They ask where a work begins and ends. They are melodic, on brand, and focused on the role presentation plays in the construction of meaning. Formers are gestures, disappearing acts, and palimpsests. They are corrupt objects obsessed with their own time.

Throughout the sessions, we'll be developing a series of Formers together using screens, scores, speech, spatial gestures, etc. We’ll look at a range of artistic positions that deal with the politics of scale, space and circulation, work through sites, and walk away from our plans if they become too suffocating.

Working Set List (Formers)
One Liners, Rumors and Prompts (Spoken Forms)
A Color Has Many Faces (Relational Forms)
Housecats (Outdoor Forms that Move Indoors)
Tomcats (Indoor Forms that Move Outdoors)
Auto-Portraits (Interview Forms)
Yes or No Objects (Participatory Forms)
Finish Fetish (Surface Forms)
Google Readymades (Speculative Forms)
Size Matters (Infinite/Infinitesimal Forms)
Materiality of Time (Durational Forms)
Copy Paste (Scrolling Forms)
Multiplication of Site (Click Bait)

Working Reference List
Douglas Huebler, ‘Variable Piece #44’ John Knight, 'Bienvenidos' Laurie Parsons, 'Security and Admissions Project' Trisha Donnelly, 'Blind Friends', 'Napoleon Rumor' Tino Sehgal, ‘Guards Kissing’, 'Collected Whisper' Walead Beshty, 'FedEx Works' Felix Gonzales-Torres, 'Portrait of Ross' Sissel Tolaas, 'SmellScapes' Daniel Joseph Martinez, 'I Can't Imagine Ever Wanting to Be White' Piero Golia, ‘Luminous Sphere’ Natalie Jermijenko, 'Glow Fish' Giuseppe Penone, ‘It Will Continue to Grow Except at That Point’ Franz Erhard Walther, 'Handlungs/Lagerforms' Yoko Ono, 'Grapefruit' Simone Forti, 'Handbook in Motion' Pope. L, 'PULL! Ice Cream Truck' Eliane Radigue, 'Trilogie de la Mort' Susan Philipsz, 'Study for Strings’ Christian Marklay, 'Guitar Drag' collective, ‘Cat Tickler Product Line’


Wednesdays, 12.00-15.00
Paulusplatz 5, Seminarraum 2. Stock
1030 Wien

Tentative Meeting Dates
October 14th
October 28th
November 11th
November 25th
*December 7th-11th (Paulusplatz Exhibition Space)
January 13th
January 27th




Course Enrolment

Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Fine Arts (2. Section): Artistic Practice in Technical Context: Subject-specific Techniques

Individual courses: possible