Insularities, Immunities, Communities

Antoine Turillon
Arts and Society, Artistic Strategies
2023S, Projektarbeit (PA), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04363


We are all islands – isolated, yet ultra-connected.

With (patriarchal) nationalist ideologies of separation, rising to deny the threat on ecosystems and indigenous knowledges; with technologies of separation developed to sort populations apart, to keep some people away from certain immunized islands; and thus reconfiguring the geographies of production, accumulation, extraction and dispossession – which vocabulary, narratives and artistic practices can enable another sense of community, based on social justice and solidarity, on human and more-than-human cooperation?

By using the possibility of an island as a starting point, the course is envisioned as a space to challenge preconceived notions of belonging, borders and communities through the production of artistic strategies. An existing collective (archipelagic) map of definitions and an (incomplete) glossary of (engaged) artistic strategies, will serve as a guide to develop artistic projects over the term in relation to the topics. The course will move between inputs, discussions, reflections, production and presentations.

Examination Modalities

Engagement in discussions, collaboration & attendance

Production and presentation over the semester of an artistic project


Please note that this course consists of two parts. Please register for both courses with the title Insularities, Immunities, Communities held either by Anne Faucheret or Antoine Turillon.

Key Words

Insularity, Immunity, Community, Borders, Bodies, Belongings, Artistic Strategies


14 March 2023, 10:00–17:00 Volkskundemuseum - Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Wien
28 March 2023, 10:00–17:00 KUG Lecture Room PSK 149
25 April 2023, 10:00–17:00 Volkskundemuseum - Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Wien
06 June 2023, 10:00–17:00 KUG Lecture Room PSK 149 , "Presentation - Exact time and location tbd"

Course Enrolment

From 01 February 2023, 00:54 to 12 March 2023, 23:54
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

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

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

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible