ars sciendi (the art of knowing)

Tonica Hunter
Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art, Art & Science
2023W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 3.0 ECTS, 3.0 semester hours, course number S04753

Description

a humanities, (social) science and social justice centric lens to facilitate dis-covering ourselves, our work(s) and our world. 

from SOUND, SPACE, STRUCTURE, to SOCIETY (amongst others) the course takes on a range of thematic focuses to explore and expand knowledge in various areas of art and science.

by providing expansive and inclusive understandings of art and science as not (only) outputs but as methods of knowledge collection, creation and distribution, the course will raise the following questions for consideration and discussion (amongst others actively developed with students throughout the course): 

  • what is/can be considered “knowledge” in art and/science?
  • how do/can ways of learning and knowing impact our (creative) outputs? 
  • how can we disconnect knowledge from a cerebral association? and what result could this have on (creative) outputs?
  • how does “failure”, (un)knowing and mistake making/error “queer” (Halberstam, 2011) knowledge in/of art and science?
  • how can we incorporate ethics into an art of knowing and subsequently art/science practices? (hooks, 2000)

this class will encourage students to think as much as possible "outside" of the classroom setting and the programme's guest lecture series, workshops and visits will engage with a range of practitioners and creatives (both based in Vienna and internationally) whose practices subvert the status quo in art/science and knowledge. 

sources: 

Halberstam, Jack (2011). The Queer Art of Failure. Duke University Press

hooks, bell (2000). All about Love: New Visions. New York: William Morrow

Examination Modalities

Active Participation (40%): .Creating an environment of respectfulness, listening and the volition to contribute to the course will be key, as well as engaging with guests and preparing questions and thoughts for visits and/or assigned readings/research for classes. 

Presentation (60%): Students will be responsible for a final presentation due at the end of the summer term. The parameters of this will be defined together by the end of the winter term. 

Key Words

sound, space, society, science

Dates

04 October 2023, 09:30–13:00 Seminar Room 34 , "incl 30 mins break"
11 October 2023, 09:30–13:00 Seminar Room 34 , "incl 30 mins break"
18 October 2023, 09:30–13:00 Seminar Room 33 , "incl 30 mins break"
25 October 2023, 09:30–13:00 Seminar Room 34 , "incl 30 mins break"
08 November 2023, 09:30–13:00 Seminar Room 34 , "incl 30 mins break"
15 November 2023, 09:30–13:00 Seminar Room 34 , "incl 30 mins break"
22 November 2023, 09:30–13:00 Seminar Room 34 , "incl 30 mins break"
29 November 2023, 09:30–13:00 Seminar Room 34 , "incl 30 mins break"
06 December 2023, 09:30–13:00 Seminar Room 34 , "incl 30 mins break"
13 December 2023, 09:30–13:00 Seminar Room 34 , "incl 30 mins break"
10 January 2024, 09:30–13:00 Seminar Room 34 , "incl 30 mins break"
17 January 2024, 09:30–13:00 Seminar Room 34 , "incl 30 mins break"
31 January 2024, 09:30–13:00 Seminar Room 34 , "incl 30 mins break"

Course Enrolment

From 01 June 2023, 08:00 to 13 October 2023, 23:59
Via online registration

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Philosophy: Deepening / Application 700/003.20

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

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible