Künst. PA | Film als antirassistische und feministische künstlerische Praxis

Jo Schmeiser
Art Sciences and Art Education, Art and Communication Practices
2022W, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03618


“The idea that we can live or act nonpolitically is misleading.” *

In this seminar we will be looking at antiracist and feminist film and media works from the fields of art, cinema and activism past and present. We will analyse – individually, together, and in groups – how our viewpoints are shaped (in part) by our own history and positionedness within society, and how this knowledge can help us develop a critical visual idiom and position.

Using feminist and antiracist critiques of representation, we will define criteria for modes of looking at, discussing and producing things during the seminar. On this basis, you will develop your individual and/or collective artistic projects.

We will work with small exercises, practical and theoretical approaches, and paradoxical interventions. Guest artists and filmmakers will show their works and answer questions. The seminar will be conducted in a gender-aware manner and (if necessary) we will use languages other than the hegemonic German and English. Your criticisms and suggestions will flow into the way the seminar is conducted. In the intermediate presentation (winter semester) your projects-in-process will be discussed. In the final presentation (summer semester) we will discuss the finished projects with guests from inside and outside the university. Under certain conditions, it will be possible to join the seminar in the summer semester.

* Gergana Mineva, das kollektiv, LEFÖ, in: Moments of Resistance, 2019

Examination Modalities

Regular and critical participation.
Development and presentation of an artistic project.
Submission in digital form.



The two classes, Künstlerische Projektarbeit and Technologien/Praxen, are linked in a double session that will take place (with one or more breaks) on Fridays from 11 to 14:30. Two seminar blocks from 11 to 18:00 (see Termine below).


SR 20 and SR 24 , VZA7, see Termine below

Initial discussion session

Friday, 14. October, SR 20, 11 to 14:30


Max. participants: 15

Key Words

motion picture, video, text


14 October 2022, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 20 , "Initial discussion session"
21 October 2022, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24 , "Plus Excursion Viennale "Rewind & Play""
28 October 2022, 11:00–18:00 Seminar Room 24 , "Seminar block 11-18h: Focus Camera: with guest Isabella Burtscher"
11 November 2022, 11:00–18:00 Seminar Room 24 , "Seminar block 11-18h: Focus Camera: with guest Johannes Hoss"
18 November 2022, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24
02 December 2022, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24
09 December 2022, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24
13 January 2023, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24 , "Films and Lecture: with guest Kristina Leidenfrostova"
20 January 2023, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24
27 January 2023, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24

Course Enrolment

From 04 July 2022, 11:00 to 11 November 2022, 18:00
Via online registration

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): Künstlerische Praxis (kkp): FOR: Künstlerische Projektarbeiten (kkp)

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible