rapid response opera / rapid response theatre. performative media aesthetics for social cybernetics

Dr. Baruch Gottlieb
rapid response opera / rapid response theatre. performative media aesthetics for social cybernetics

Intensive Workshop, English/Deutsch, 2 SWS, 2 ECTS
Wednesday-Saturday, 10.-13.10.2018, Hardenbergstraße 33, room 004 (meeting point)
The Workshop mainly takes place in Bundesallee 1-12, room 201 and 203

Direkte Anmeldung zum Intensiv-Workshop here!

During this intensive workshop we will sketch out and prototype performative media responses to current events and/ or controversies. Paraphrasing Spinoza, rational arguments will never sway the true believers, but performative aesthetics can convey critical positions in a way that synthesizes emotional and cognitive receptivities in the audience. This is what we will methodically explore in many small experiments and discussions.

We will look at techniques of engaging with current events, unpacking them, formulating positions, opinions, responses, narrative contexts, paranoid framings and emancipatory projects. We will examine online performativity and how the entanglements we wish to engage in operate, behave and to what extent they are technologically, culturally and politically over- or under-determined. Our strategy in this will be to produce topical micro-operas, musical-theater and transdisciplinary new media performative forms we will inject into the social media-sphere. We want to methodically develop new techniques of syntheising complex feeling and ideas in dynamic intra-active socio-aesthetic performative practices towards experimental hybrid practices for translocal consciousness. This workshop-seminar is oriented especially to those in performance and music but also to all who wish to investigate dynamic transdisciplinarity with a consciousness of how contemporary media functions.

Leistungsanforderungen: aktive, regelmäßige und verbindliche Teilnahme.

Ausrichtung / Charakter der Lehrveranstaltung: politisch, kritisch, vorwärtsgewandt
Aktivität / Kompetenz der Teilnehmer*innen: reflektieren/denken, artikulieren, transformieren

Baruch Gottlieb, trained as a filmmaker at Concordia University, has been working in digital art with specialization in public art since 1999. He has exhibited and produced permanent works globally including: Prince Takamatsu Gallery Tokyo (2005), ZKM Museum for Art and Media Karlsruhe (2011) Dakar Biennale (2002, 2004, 2006) transmediale, Berlin (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012). Gwangju Biennale (2004), Yeosu World Expo (2012), ISEA Istanbul (2011), LABORAL (2011), Canadian Embassy Berlin (2011) etc. From 2005-2008 he was assistant professor of Media Art at Yonsei University Graduate School for Communication and Arts in Seoul, Korea. He is currently Artist-researcher in Residence at the Institute for Time-based Media and lecturer in philosophy of digital art at the University of Arts Berlin and honorary fellow of the Vilém Flusser Archiv. He is also artistic director of the exhibition series “Flusser & the Arts”. He writes extensively on digital media, on digital archiving, generative and interactive processes, digital media for public space and on social aspects of networked media. More information on http://www.g4t.info.