Throwing Gestures

  • Protest, Economy and the Imperceptible
Book Presentation


  • 19 May 2022– 18:00– Universität für angewandte Kunst in Wien, Wien, Österreich, Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, Wien, Österreich (Flux 2 (2. OG))


Cultural History, Cultural Studies, Political Science, Technical History, Media Theory


Speakers are Marie Artaker, Gerald Bast (Rector), Florian Bettel, Ernst Strouhal and Konrad Strutz. “Throwing Gestures” examines the recent intensification of interest in gesture and the entanglement between gesture, media, and politics. The gestures discussed pass from body to body and between states of medial representation. Protest movements, the respective aesthetics specific to those movements, the perpetuation of socio-economic crises over many decades, the plight of gig workers in precarious employment and mechanisms for the quantification of work and leisure are some of the issues addressed. Fourteen contributors from diverse fields ranging from visual and performing arts, cultural studies, and cultural history, to media theory and political science, shed light on the many aspects that comprise mediatized gestures today. Developed from independent approaches brought together through interdisciplinary collaborations, “Throwing Gestures” combines conversational, artistic, and essayistic contributions with scientific articles. Image and text are juxtaposed. Readers are invited to leaf through the collection or approach the volume as a flipbook. Authors: Florian Bettel, Justine A. Chambers, Riccardo E. Chesta, Timo Herbst, Irina Kaldrack, Alexander Koch, Martina Leeker, Zoe Lefkofridi, Stefanie Kiwi Menrath, Marcus Nebe, Stefan Rieger, Tobias Schulze, Konrad Strutz, Anna-Lena Wenzel and Laurie Young Graphic Design: Marie Artaker Cover image: Karin Fisslthaler, “Kristall (La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc, Double)”, 2016 (detail) Graphic Design (book presentation): Alexandra Möllner Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2021 ISBN: 978-3-903572-25-6 Open Access: More information about the book:

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  • Universität für angewandte Kunst in Wien, Wien, Österreich
  • Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2
  • 1010 Wien
  • Österreich
  • Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, Wien, Österreich
  • Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7
  • 1030 Wien
  • Österreich

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Published By: Florian Bettel | Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien | Publication Date: 09 May 2022, 10:16 | Edit Date: 24 November 2022, 09:06