Künstlerische Projektarbeit | Künstlerische Forschung

Nikolaus Gansterer
Art Sciences and Art Education, Art and Communication Practices
2023S, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03143



Nikolaus Gansterer, M.A.
Artistic project work (2 hours) in combination with practices (2 hours)
The seminar will take place as a block within the framework of an excursion lasting several days at Whitsun 2023. (max. 10 persons), further preparatory meetings and individual meetings by arrangement.

The course is part of the APL (Applied Performance Laboratory).

The seminar deals with translation practices of notation and translation of perceptual processes. We develop very specific dynamic forms of notation of places and situations and their respective atmospheres in the form of artistic field research. Based on Gansterer's current PEEK research project on "Contingent Agencies", central methods and experimental approaches of artistic research will be taught in theory and practice. The seminar will take place within the framework of an excursion lasting several days (Whitsun 2023). In the course of walking and "being on the way" through diverse spaces and landscapes, we will observe the reciprocal effects of perception between the so-called "outside and inside". Through transformative transitions from the idea to the sign, from the word to the image, from the trace to the figure, from the material to the action, strategies of drawing on and writing in the spatial and the physical will be invented and experienced individually and collectively. The aim is to heighten awareness of the qualitative characteristics of being in motion in the landscape, to explore the possibility of inherent and idiosyncratic choreographies of sense-making, and to performatively expand the concept of form and material.



March 2023, Introduction and preparatory meeting

May 2023, preparatory meeting

Prospect: Sat 27 + Sun 28 + Mon 29 May 2023, (Whitsun) multi-day excursion with overnight stays

June 2023 internal presentation and class presentation


Literature und links:

– Contingent Agencies, Nikolaus Gansterer, Alex Arteaga et al., https://contingentagencies.net/
– Die Kunst des Handelns, Michel de Certeau (ed), Merve Verlag, Berlin, 1988.
– Walkscapes: walking as an aesthetic practice, Francesco Careri (ed.) Culicidae Architectural Press, 2017.
– Choreo-graphic Figures. Deviations from the Line, Gansterer, Cocker, Greil (eds.), Edition Angewandte, De Gruyter, Berlin, 2017

Examination Modalities

Regular participation and collaboration as well as presentation of the process results.


24 March 2023, 16:00–20:00 Seminar Room Mix Media 2 (306)
19 May 2023, 16:00–20:00 Seminar Room Mix Media 2 (306)
27 May 2023, 08:00–19:00 excursion
28 May 2023, 08:00–20:00 excursion
29 May 2023, 08:00–20:00 excursion
02 June 2023, 16:00–20:00 Seminar Room Mix Media 2 (306)
23 June 2023, 16:00–20:00 Forschungsprojektraum VZA7 - Erdgeschoss neben Portier
26 June 2023, 15:00–16:00 Forschungsprojektraum VZA7- Erdgeschoss neben Portier , "kkp semesterpräsentation"

Course Enrolment

Via online registration

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): Künstlerische Praxis (kkp): FOR: Künstlerische Projektarbeiten (kkp) 067/001.20

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Study Areas 4-6: Study Area 5: Communication and Cooperation Strategies 569/022.05

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible