Kunst – Forschung – Geschlecht

Jenni Tischer
Arts and Society, Art and Knowledge Transfer
2022W, Vorlesungen (VO), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04395

Description

ART - RESEARCH - GENDER

"Speculated Away"

Speculating as an activity of thinking in the future perfect tense and as a visionary imagining of other pasts, presents and futures is currently (due to the pandemic) increasingly joined by the subjunctive, the form of possibility. Looking back, we have to say: We assumed it could’ve turned out differently. But solid forecasts that didn’t come true need not have been wrong. Extending and limiting room for action is happening simultaneously. This opening up of speculative space of the indeterminate and uncertain is appropriated in particular in queer-feminist theory and art practice as a form of emancipation, while at the same time pointing to an economic-material dimension.

We will approach this topic through the following possible questions, among others:

Distortions: How does queer, feminist, anti-racist, decolonial speculation position itself as situated and distinct from supposedly 'neutral' and 'academic' forms of speculative thinking, e.g. in so-called 'speculative realism'?

Negotiations: How do contemporary gender studies position themselves in relation to seemingly outdated emancipatory speculations of various historical feminisms – and who might gain what by renewed referencing?

Exploitations: How does queer, feminist artistic speculation position itself in relation to neoliberal logics of a 'creativity’ that serves to perpetuate present and historical unequal distributions of wealth? What artistic and/or activist strategies could be used to address incorporation?

Usages: How do academic writing, artistic-speculative storytelling, and political activism relate?

Examination Modalities

Written exam on January 18, 2023.

The subject matter is the content of the guest lectures and the accompanying material that the lecturers provide. 

Comments

The texts can be found in the base. Please prepare the texts before each lecture. 

Key Words

Gender Studies

Dates

05 October 2022, 18:00–20:00 Auditorium , "Introduction to the lecture series" (preliminary discussion)
12 October 2022, 18:00–20:00 Auditorium , "Love letters from the Santo Domingo Square" (guest lecture: Frida Robles Ponce)
09 November 2022, 18:00–20:00 Auditorium , "Don’t wake up: Verspekulieren und Verhandlungen in Träumen" (guest lecture: Marietta Kesting)
30 November 2022, 18:00–20:00 Auditorium , "Eine unverbaute Lobau, oder: Wie spekuliert man gegen das Wahrscheinliche?" (guest lecture: Julia Grillmayr)
11 January 2023, 18:00–20:00 Auditorium , ""Spectators as Speculators – Abtreibungen in Film und Fernsehen zwischen Realismus und Fiktion"" (guest lecture: Franzis Kabisch)
18 January 2023, 18:00–20:00 Auditorium (examination)

Course Enrolment

From 23 July 2022, 17:50
Via online registration

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Art Education: subject kkp (Enhancements study): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis 067/003.80

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Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): Weitere Schwerpunkte: Diversity, Gender und Queer Studies 074/030.05

Art Education: subject dex (Enhancements study): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis 074/003.80

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