Technologien/Praxen | Film als antirassistische und feministische künstl. Praxis

Jo Schmeiser
Art Sciences and Art Education, Art and Communication Practices
2023W, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03617


“You can keep quiet once, twice or three times. But at some point you have to do something about it.” *

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 your projects-in-process will be discussed. In the final presentation 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.

* Leyla Ariz, das kollektiv, 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).


SR 24, SR 21 and SR 20, VZA7, see Termine below

Initial discussion session

Friday, 13. October, SR 24, 11 to 14:30

Max. participants: 15

Key Words

motion picture, video, text


13 October 2023, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24 , "Initial discussion session"
20 October 2023, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 21 , "Works of fascination / Concepts for (self) reflection 1"
10 November 2023, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24 , "Film and discussion 1: No Apologies, Collectif Kiboko, 49 Min, 2015"
17 November 2023, 11:00–16:00 Seminar Room 20 , "Seminar block 11-16h: Programme see Cloud LV folder"
17 November 2023, 16:30–18:00 Admiralkino: Queertactics Filmfestival: Jewelle by Madeleine Lim, USA 2022
24 November 2023, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24 , "Film and discussion 2: Short films; Israel-Palestine (see Material in Cloud LV folder)"
01 December 2023, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24 , "Film and lecture: Yeter Güneş, 76 Min, A 2022: with guests Lilly Axster, Louis Hofbauer (directors)"
12 December 2023, 14:00–17:00 Kunsthalle Wien am Karlsplatz: Rehearsals for Resistance on Extractivism, with Annette Krauss
15 December 2023, 11:00–18:00 Seminar Room 24 , "Seminar block 11-18h: camera workshop with Ioana Tărchilă (steadicam and camera operator)"
12 January 2024, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24 , "Presentations of students in the seminar"
19 January 2024, 11:00–14:30 Seminar Room 24 , "Presentations of students in the seminar"
23 January 2024, 15:00–19:00 Seminar Room 9 , "Final presentation KKP department: Film seminar from 15:00 set up at SR 9, OKP"

Course Enrolment

From 28 July 2023, 11:00 to 08 December 2023, 18:00
The online registration was already closed

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): Künstlerische Praxis (kkp): FOR: Technologien / Praxen (kkp) 067/001.21

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