Strategies of public interventions

Antoine Turillon
Arts and Society, Artistic Strategies
2022W, Projektarbeit (PA), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04364


From Multidirectional Memory to Multidirectional Moments focuses on exploring how assumptions about memorialization can be questioned and seeks to explore how artistic approaches can contribute to the co existence of different memories in the public sphere without canceling each other out.

Here in Austria, most spaces and forms of remembrance share the common characteristic of being bound to a physical site. Their sheer size and presence in public space inherently shape the public sphere surrounding them, especially when the role of historiography is considered in relation to issues of representation, repression and visibility. Treated as physical facts, they are often quite literally tied to the histories they represent; defining the public discourse surrounding them, and thus not leaving space for other memories from less powerful agents to co-exist in the public sphere.

Throughout the course we will collectively investigate how how dominant memory regimes and its collective representation in the public sphere can be challenged through an Multidirectional approach
in order to allow different memories can co-exist in the public sphere without canceling each other out.

The course will move between research, site visits, discussions, crit sessions and a final presentation.


Examination Modalities

Engagement in discussion, reasearch and feedback sessions
Production and presentation of a public intervention


Key Words

memory, art in public space, public space


17 October 2022, 14:00–16:00 Seminar Room 31
07 November 2022, 14:00–18:00 Seminar Room 31
28 November 2022, 14:00–18:00 Seminar Room 31
12 December 2022, 14:00–18:00 Seminar Room 31
09 January 2023, 14:00–18:00 Seminar Room 31
23 January 2023, 14:00–18:00 Seminar Room 33

Course Enrolment

From 06 September 2022, 11:41 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

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Study Areas: Study Area 1: Artistic Strategies and Approaches to Art 569/020.01

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Elective Field: only students without a bachelor's degree in CDS: from Study Areas 1-6 569/080.10

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

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Künstlerische Strategien und Zugänge zu Kunst: Deepening and Application 700/001.20

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

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible