Critical Media: Transmedia Spaces

Luiz Zanotello
Critical Media: Transmedia Spaces
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.

Kick-off: Monday, 17.10.2022, 16:00-16:30h. At Grunewaldstr. 2-5, room 112
Meetings: Thursdays, 10-14 h, weekly, starts 27.10.2022. At Grunewaldstr. 2-5, room 112.

You may register for the course in person during the New Media course presentations on 17.10.2022, 16:00 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.

The present today is marked by a phenomenon of ubiquity. Not only of technological and media apparatuses, but of identities, objects and places; things do not seem to be confined anymore to one particular place, but rather exist at a multiplicity of digital and analog instances. Either a phenomenon of perceptual illusion, or concretely and effectively dystopic: everything, everywhere, everyone seems accessible or reachable at the flip of a second, all at once.

In such conundrum, a sense of place is evermore fluid and tight to a timely virtuality. How could we think, sense, and cohabit spaces that do not linger in the present time? What is it that happens within the empty/silent spaces, in the liminal in-between of media where meaning seems to occur?

In this practice-and-theory course on critical media, we will dive into the processes of TRANSLATING, DRIFTING, DISPLACING, and TRANSFORMING meaning between different media to compose a new understanding of space. We will critically analyze and discuss theoretical texts, artistic and design examples, and engage hands-on in prototyping projects and developing artistic strategies that engender a sense of place among the migrations of different media.

This course is open to all students of the university, but an affinity with technical and digital media is desired.

Leistungsanforderungen: 2 ECTS for listening / participation + 2 ECTS for development of project or academic essay.

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).