Critical Media: Earthing our way back

Luiz Zanotello
Critical Media: Earthing our way back
Seminar, English, 4 SWS, 4 ECTS, 4 places
Notice: 2 ECTS can be obtained within the framework of the Studium Generale and a further 2 ECTS can be obtained within the framework of a free elective.

Time: Thu, 10.00-14.00
Kick-off date: 17.04.2023, 16:15 h
First Meeting: 27.04.2023
Location: GRU 112, Medienhaus, Grunewaldstr. 2-5

You may register for the course in person during the New Media course presentations on 17.04.2022, 16:15 at room 112 (Grunewaldstr. 2-5). Alternatively, you may register until that date via email (luiz.zanotello_, stating your name, study course and if available, a link to your portfolio.

How to look for epistemic things? In this semester we will compose our own framework and tools for performing artistic research, dive into experimental systems of knowledge production, and dwell on geontologies of (techno-)imagination.
The course will happen two-fold. From 10 to 12 h, we will engage with sensemaking processes and work practically on the establishment of your own experimental framework (prototyping tools, materials, systems, research processes) through the development of experiments that assist in the realization of your main class project. From 12 to 14 h, we will engage in geoontological conversations around living systems, (rare) Earth, and techno-ecologies by means of collectively discussing selected texts within the fields of artistic research, ecology, science studies and postcolonial studies.

Leistungsanforderungen: As a Studium Generale student, you may choose to participate in only one or the other part of this course. 2 ECTS are granted for a continued & iterative experimental practice developed in the first part, and 2 ECTS can be granted by the continued reading and participation in the discussions of the second part. There is no possibility of joining the seminar as strict listeners.

Luiz Zanotello (1986 Jundiaí, Brazil) is a media artist, researcher and educator. In his current artistic research practice, he re-appropriates emerging technologies towards a renewed understanding of time, space and movement within a postcolonial condition. In the past, he has exhibited and given talks at festivals, galleries, and institutions worldwide, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb (HR), Museum of Applied Arts Vienna (AT), and Cidade das Artes in Rio de Janeiro (BR). He holds a BA degree from Unesp (BR) and an MA degree from the HfK Bremen (DE), and he currently teaches New Media at the UdK Berlin (DE) and pursues his PhD in Artistic Research at the Leiden University (NL), the HfK Bremen (DE) and the KABK (NL).