Body X Space - Performative strategies for site-specific art

Julischka Stengele
Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art, Site Specific Art
2023S, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 3.0 ECTS, 3.0 semester hours, course number S04357


This practice-led seminar is dedicated to the potential of spaces and bodies and their interplay as artistic material, medium and content.

The first date takes place in the premises at Paulusplatz, gives an overview of the  seminar as well as an insight into my own site- and situation-specific, performative, artistic practice. Afterwards we start directly into the first two practice sessions.

The following dates will take place outdoors. In different locations within the Viennese urban area, the performativity of body and space will be explored in practical exercises: How can I perceive a place, examine it, devote my attention to it? What do I notice? How do I react to it (with my own body), how do I enter into dialogue with my surroundings? What does a place tell me about itself, what stories can I tell there, with or about it?

In addition to the physical-aesthetic field research, we practice to reflect on the experiences and insights gained and verbalize them, regularly. 

The course Body X Space lives from the active participation of the seminar participants.

Examination Modalities

Immanent: Regular attendance and active participation. 


The locations / meeting points for the following dates will be announced at the 1st date. 

The LV will be briefly introduced at the site specific art department's  Kick-Off on the 9th of March at 10:30 am. This is also an opportunity for any questions. Deadline for registration is the 10th of March.

The number of participants is limited. If you have registered but cannot participate, please deregister to make space for others. 

The seminar will be held bilingually in German and English, as needed. 

Key Words

Ortsbezogen, site-specific, Exkursion, photography, writing, environment, environmental art, video, discussion, photography, art in public space, performance, text, actionist art


17 March 2023, 10:00–14:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space
18 March 2023, 10:00–16:00
19 March 2023, 10:00–16:00
24 March 2023, 10:00–14:00
25 March 2023, 10:00–16:00
26 March 2023, 10:00–16:00

Course Enrolment

Until 10 March 2023, 20:00
Via online registration

Fine Arts (2. Section): Artistic Practice in Technical Context: Free Electives out of Artistic Practice in Technical Context 605/203.80

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible