At the Limits of Perception and Cognition

Jacob Eriksen | Diana Ø. Tørsløv Møller
At the Limits of Perception and Cognition

Intensive Workshop, English/Deutsch, 2 SWS, 2 ECTS
Wednesday-Saturday, 10.-13.10.2018, Hardenbergstraße 33, room 336

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The seminar focuses on art and theories at the limits of human perception and cognition. The purpose of the seminar is to develop and expand experimental artistic mindsets and practices through a collective conceptualisation of speculative philosophies and aesthetics. The last ten years speculative philosophies have had a growing impact on the art scene. What happens when people are no longer the measure of things, but one of many equal elements? What happens when object oriented ontology challenges the nature-culture dichotomy?

The students are invited to develop on concepts of perception, materialism, the anthropocentric, perception of time, hyperobjects etc. For each class there will be presentations of theories and artworks by teachers and the students. To finish off the seminar the students are encouraged to participate in the final group exhibition at a gallery space in Berlin. Central questions in the seminar are: What are the concepts of perception? How can we think non-human perception? How can we approach aesthetics speculatively? How can we think arts and aesthetics beyond human perception and cognition?

Leistungsanforderungen: aktive, regelmäßige und verbindliche Teilnahme.

Ausrichtung / Charakter der Lehrveranstaltung: kritisch, vorwärtsgewandt
Aktivität / Kompetenz der Teilnehmer*innen: wahrnehmen, aneignen

Jacob Eriksen is a sound artist, electronic musician and theorist living and working in Berlin. He holds a M.A. in Sound Studies from University of the Arts Berlin and a B.A. in Musicology, Philosophy and Modern Literature from University of Copenhagen and York University. As a (sound) artist and theorist Jacob Eriksen is with inspiration from existentialism, post-structuralism and speculative realism researching the realm of auditory perception conceptually as well as aesthetically. Furthermore he is teaching in cultural studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Diana Ø. Tørsløv Møller is a Psychologist (MA), video artist and performer based in Copenhagen and Berlin. Diana is a trained psychologist and gained her Masters from University of Copenhagen. She holds an additional diploma from Macquarie University, Sydney. She is educated from Fatamorgana School of Photography, Copenhagen and from Prague Film School. She works in the intersection between performance, installation and psychology – executed mostly in co-created experiments like Sisters Academy, Resturang and Dusk till Dark. She is also a part of the Danish/German performance group SIGNA.