Künst. PA | Film als antirassistische und feministische künstlerische Praxis

Jo Schmeiser
Art Sciences and Art Education, Art and Communication Practices
2023S, 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).
One  seminar "special" with Nicole Miltner, Seminar "Dingsprache Ich" (2 Termine and 2 Räume see below).


SR 24, SR 20 and DKT_3, VZA7, see Termine below

Initial discussion session

Friday, 17. March, SR 24, 11 to 14:30


Max. participants: 15

Key Words

motion picture, video, text


17 March 2023, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24 , "Initial discussion session"
24 March 2023, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24
31 March 2023, 11:00–18:00 Seminar Room 24 , "Seminar block 11-18h: Workshop with guest kate-hers RHEE (artist)"
21 April 2023, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24 , "Friday Special 11-14:30h: Seminar with Nicole Miltner, part 1"
24 April 2023, 13:45–17:30 Seminar Room 20 , "Monday Special 13:45-17:30h: Seminar with Nicole Miltner, part 2"
28 April 2023, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24
05 May 2023, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24
12 May 2023, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24
19 May 2023, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24
26 May 2023, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24 , "Films and Lecture: with guest Greta M. Becker (Director)"
01 June 2023, 19:00–21:30 mumok Cinema , "Feminism WTF (AT 2023, Katharina Mückstein)"
02 June 2023, 10:00–12:30 tanzquartier muqua , "Screenwise: Debate: Decolonial thought from a feminist perspective"
02 June 2023, 13:00–18:00 Seminar Room 20 , "Seminar block 13-18h: Final presentations and Feedback"

Course Enrolment

From 09 January 2023, 11:00 to 01 April 2023, 15:00
Via online registration

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

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Wissenschaft, Theorie, Geschichte: Genderstudies 567/208.07

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Artistic Strategies and Approaches to Art: Deepening and Application 700/001.20

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible