On Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Grunewaldstr. 2–5, 10823 Berlin
Artistic practices engage with the natural and technological worlds in which we are embedded. How do animal, plant, geological, or machinic forms of perception, knowledge, and being come to bear in aesthetic processes?
The lecture series focuses on the capacities of the arts to cross, question, and reconfigure human measures, action, and sensing. The question of a more-than-human aesthetics that results from these capacities leads in two directions: How to account for non-human aspects, scales, and perspectives within anthropocentric conceptions of art production and reception? And where do we have to acknowledge forms of aesthetic expression and perception, poiesis and aisthesis, beyond the human?
The perspective of more-than-human aesthetics aims to disclose practices and concepts to historicize and criticize the entanglement between the arts and their technological and natural environments. How can artistic practices alter these entanglements and test other modes of relation? And what material articulations and narratives, what artistic methods does this propose or demand? What worlds appear and emerge if we focus on more-than-human aesthetics in the arts?
The lecture series language is English.
28.10.2019 Astrid Schrader: Haunted Microbes between Science and Arts
11.11.2019 Monika Bakke: Mineral Companionships of Evolving Environments
25.11.2019 Pinar Yoldas: Trapped in our Umwelt. Expanding Ecological Empathy through
Art and Design
09.12.2019 Beatrice Fazi: Aesthetics and the Computational Outside
06.01.2020 Christoph Cox: Against Subjectalism. Materialism, Posthumanism, and the
20.01.2020 Mette Ingvartsen: Expanded Choreography. Encounters between Human
and Non-Human Agency in Dance
03.02.2020 Jussi Parikka & Geocinema (Asia Bazdyrieva, Solveig Suess): Art from
Large-Scale Systems: Operational Images and Geocinema
Concept: Maximilian Haas, Irina Raskin, Fritz Schlüter
Organisation: Christina Deloglu-Kahlert, Flóra Tálasi, Katrin Wendel, Yasemin Wistuba
Support: Sarah Hampel, Xin Wang
Design: Jenny Baese