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
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?
Astrid Schrader – Science and Technology Studies | Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology
University of Exeter, UK
Haunted Microbes between Science and Arts (more information to come)
Grunewaldstr. 2–5, 10823 Berlin
Universität der KünsteHardenbergstraße 33, 10623 Berlin, Deutschland