Insularities, Immunities, Communities

Antoine Turillon
Arts and Society, Artistic Strategies
2022W, Projektarbeit (PA), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04363


We are all islands – isolated, yet ultra-connected.

With (patriarchal) nationalist ideologies of separation, rising to deny the threat [TA1] on ecosystems and indigenous knowledges; with technologies of separation developed to sort populations apart, to keep some people away from certain immunized islands; and thus reconfiguring the geographies of production, accumulation, extraction and dispossession – which vocabulary, narratives and artistic practices can enable another sense of community, based on social justice and solidarity, on human and more-than-human cooperation?

The course will mobilize previously identified methodologies and practices. We will discuss them, appropriate, reinvent and recontextualize them to investigate territories and bodies. We will aim at collectively creating an (archipelagic) mapping and an (incomplete) glossary of (engaged) artistic strategies.

Examination Modalities

Engagement in Research, discussion, collaboration & attendance

Presentation and fulfillment over the semester of a project



Please note that this course consists of two parts. Please register to both courses with the title Insularities, Immunities, Communities held either by Anne Faucheret or Antoine Turillon.

Key Words

Insularity, Immunity, Community, Borders, Bodies, Artistic Strategies, Glossary, Mapping


18 October 2022, 13:00–17:00 Seminar Room 31
08 November 2022, 15:00–17:00 Seminar Room 31
15 November 2022, 15:00–17:00 Seminar Room 31
29 November 2022, 15:00–17:00 Seminar Room 31
06 December 2022, 15:00–17:00 Seminar Room 31
13 December 2022, 15:00–17:00 Seminar room 35
10 January 2023, 15:00–17:00 Seminar Room 31
24 January 2023, 13:00–17:00 Seminar Room 33

Course Enrolment

From 01 September 2022, 10:02 to 16 October 2022, 23:55
Via online registration

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

Global Challenges and Sustainable Developments (Master): Applying Artistic Strategies / Radical Interventions: Artistic & Design Strategies I-II 565/002.01

Fine Arts (2. Section): Artistic and Research Practice: Offers beyond the ZKF 605/201.02

Fine Arts (2. Section): Artistic and Research Practice: Free Electives out of Artistic and Research Practice 605/201.80

Art & Science (Master): Methods and Practices of Transdisciplinary Research: Praxis and Theory 776/002.16

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible