Mutationen zeitbasierter Systeme im Raum I

Marie-Claude Poulin
Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art, Digital Arts
2022W, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S02806


"Digitally compatible body-based performance"

This seminar welcomes all students who are interested in combining analog and digital performance as a creator and/or as a performer, or as a collaborator/designer.

Context: Embracing practices and discourses related to performative somatic practices and the digital arts, this workshop stands in the context of post-digitality: where the tools to collect corporeal data are ubiquitous and increasingly available, redefining the field of performance arts; and where the digital arts break out of the confinement of the screen to re-read the space of the real and the field of multimodal perception.

Objective: As a first step, participants will be introduced to the basics of bodily performance. They will quickly learn to rely on solid methodological foundations that will support them in sketching artistic works of performative bodily and digital hybridization, while avoiding the clichés that may be attached to it. The aim is to develop a critical reflection on the artistic potential of intermixing body language and digital media, an asset in the creation of transdisciplinary artworks.

Method and outcome: Work will be done in the classroom-studio, where supervised body awareness practices will be performed in-group and/or individually. Participants will be guided to explore performative work-sketches intertwining analog and digital concepts. Alone or in teams, they will practice translating and transposing body-based performative parametres into other media parametres in an interdisciplinary approach. In this process, a suitable format for a future augmented physical performance (live performance, video, or installation) will be discussed. 


Examination Modalities

Regular presence and active participation are required.

- Project development will be carried out within the framework of the seminar.

- The course is held mainly in English and partly in German.






- Practical and project-oriented course

- Number of participants limited

Please bring:

- your computer

- comfortable clothes for movement

Key Words

body-based performance, perceptual awareness, composition techniques, digital arts, transdisciplinarity


21 October 2022, 18:00–21:00 FLUX 1
22 October 2022, 13:30–17:30 FLUX 1
23 October 2022, 13:30–17:30 FLUX 1
18 November 2022, 18:00–21:00 FLUX 1
19 November 2022, 13:30–17:30 FLUX 1
20 November 2022, 13:30–17:30 FLUX 1

Course Enrolment

From 01 September 2022, 21:05
Via online registration

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations: Artistic and art technology foundations 180/002.01

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Künstlerische Methodik und Technologie digitaler Kunst: Mutationen zeitbasierter Systeme im Raum I - IV 567/202.10

Design: Specialisation in Applied Photography and Time-based Media (2. Section): Artistic Basics: Contemporary Artistic Methods 626/202.05

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible