Salon für Ästhetische Experimente
Sign – Body – Instrument: About the development of technological artefacts
The evening is a lecture as dialog, between the artist Ralf Baecker and the sociologist Julian Stubbe. Jointly they will look at the emergence of technological artefacts from different perspectives. The focus of the lectures is the interdependence of empiricism und theory. Ralf Baecker shows insights of his artistic practice that is located at the interface of art, science and technology. Julian Stubbe will report on an ethnography in which he compared the genesis of a robotic hand in science and Ralf Baecker’s media installation “Mirage”. He will address how technological objects gain symbolic meaning, how their material resistance influences bodily actions, and how both objects are enacted as epistemic instruments.
14th September 2015, 7pm
Haus der Kulturen der Welt