November 2019

Mo25Nov18:15Mo19:45Pinar YoldasTuning into Worlds: Trapped in our Umwelt. Expanding Ecological Empathy through Art and Design

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Lecture Series „Tuning into Worlds. More-Than-Human Aesthetics in the Arts“ of the DFG Research Training Group “Knowledge in the Arts” in cooperation with the Studium Generale

Location:
Medienhaus (Aula)
UdK Berlin
Grunewaldstr. 2–5, 10823 Berlin

The lecture series language is English.

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 nonhuman aspects, scales, and perspectives within anthropocentric conceptions of art production and reception? And where must we acknowledge forms of aesthetic and perception, poiesis and aisthesis, beyond the human?

The perspective of more-than-human aesthetics aims to disclose practices and concepts in order to historicize and criticize the entanglement between the arts and their respective 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?

Pinar Yoldas – visual arts | infradisciplinary designer/artist/researcher | architectural installations, kinetic sculpture, sound, video and drawing with a focus on post-humanism, eco-nihilism, anthropocene and feminist technoscience
University of San Diego, US

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