15-16 October 2010, 13:00 – 18:00
Conference coordination and moderation: Matze Schmidt
In presenting provocations, results, and outcomes, the combined exhibition and conference does not claim to be a full picture but rather a presentation of life-sketches, fragmentary practices, snapshots, and evolving processes. These dynamic threads together document the germination of a new ensemble of enlightened and informed educational strategies as a multimodal critique of traditional academic relations. The conference is divided into 4 blocks, each block carrying a topic related to the project and lasting for about 2 hours.
The conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, 14 – 15 October and is divided into four panels: Migration, Education, Technology, and a final Round Table session with the participating students. Initiating the conference and Friday’s Migration panel at 13:00, Prof. Dr. Hubertus von Amelunxen, the founding project coordinator and current President of the University of the Arts Braunschweig will present the keynote speech on the dilemma of movement. Alix de Morant, journalist and lecturer, will subsequently focus on cultural nomadism and the aesthetics of fluidity. Migration, as a circumstance or a condition, is the theme of a talk by the Lithuanian philosopher Gintautas Mažeikis whose research explores the building of national myths.
Later on Friday at 16:00, the Education panel aims to promote a robust discussion on new strategies in art education. Jakaterina Lavrinec, a researcher in the field of urban and media studies, will explore matters of teaching and learning practice in urban space. Annette Tietenberg, professor of art history at the Braunschweig University of Art, will expand on modes of cultural production that combine theory and practice. Adam Somlai-Fischer, new media artist and designer, will explore interactive installations and the potential of open, flexible systems.
On Saturday, commencing at 13:00, the Technology panel will explore a variety of new forms of art. It will start with a presentation on psycho-geophysics by Martin Howse, artist, programmer, theorist, and film-maker. The idea of electronic advertisements as potential exhibition space will be introduced by the New Zealander, artist Julian Oliver. Following that, Raivo Kelomees, professor at the New Media Department in the Estonian Academy of Arts, will explore a historical approach to the question of temporal delay in creative work. The final Round Table discussion with MigAA students begins at 16:00 and will be facilitated by Wolfgang Knapp, professor in the Institute for Art in Context of the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK).
Conference moderation Matze Schmidt and Hubertus von Amelunxen.
Conference is divided into 4 blocks, each block carrying a topic related to the project and lasting for about 2 hours.
Friday, 15th of October
Saturday, 16th of October
16:00-18:00. Round Table with Students
Wolfgang Knapp (DE)
and EESI, KHM, VDA students