Code & Repräsentation III

Roland Schöny
Fine Arts and Media Art, Digital Arts
2022S, artistic Seminar (SEK), 1.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S03195


ART - WAR - MEDIA                   Approaches to Critical Art Practice

The attack on people and infrastructure in Ukraine raises questions about the possibilities of expression in the field of culture. What is the relationship between art and the so-called political? On the one hand, there is the military and police control of the visual. On the other hand, art tries to establish counter-positions. How can it develop critical narrative forms without using those images of horror that impose themselves on us from the war?

What role do images transported by the media play? What concepts come from art? What happened in the past? What is the connection between data warfare and armed conflict? One further question is: in which context of art do methods of forensics come into play?

Examination Modalities

Attendance, participation, development of own ideas. Answering three general, content-related questions in writing at the end. This is the basis for the grade.

The aim is to learn to ask questions about the connection between art and politics and to get to know some central developments.


NO special previous knowledge necessary, the general overtitling (code and representation) has institutional, formal reasons.

After the introduction at the Kick-Off Meeting, the main topics.

Materials will be provided to facilitate engagement with relevant exhibitions and artistic works.




Key Words

sound sculpture, environment, video installation, media installation, storyboard, copy art, computer animation, software, process art, interventionist art, copyright, conceptual, electronic media, public space, actionist art


08 March 2022, 11:00–12:30 Digital Art, Lecture Room (preliminary discussion)
22 March 2022, 10:00–13:00, ""
29 March 2022, 10:00–13:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
05 April 2022, 10:00–13:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
26 April 2022, 10:00–13:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room

Course Enrolment

From 14 February 2022, 08:00 to 23 April 2022, 23:00
Via online registration

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

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible