Without Firm Ground – Vilém Flusser and the Arts. Closing Event Finissage

Closing Event

“Ins Universum der technischen Bilder” or “Lob der Oberflächlichkeit” – with such programmatic titles, Vilém Flusser (1920 – 1991) advanced to become one of the 20th-century’s leading thinkers on communication and the media. Flusser vigorously accepted the challenge to rethink the arts in a world where our existence is essentially determined by technology. The exhibition, which is showing works by around 40 artists as well as manuscripts, image and audio materials, and travel sketches, focuses on Flusser’s ideas and his relationship to the arts. 

The closing event begins with a discussion between art scholar Hubertus von Amelunxen and concept artist Jan Dibbets on “Vilém Flusser and the photographic image”. Flusser’s work is then further explored in a dialogue between Johannes Odenthal and Siegfried Zielinski. The ESTAR(SER) group, Princeton Universtity, is presenting a lecture performance on attentional rituals and technical images. The utopian promise of the internet, as Flusser described it, is discussed by Siegfried Zielinski, Teresa Dillon, Kristoffer Gansing, Baruch Gottlieb, Florian Hadler, Ewa Majewska and Julian Oliver. 

A cooperation with the ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation).

Sunday, 10 Jan 2016

12 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studiofoyer

Event is held in German and English

Lecture 

ESTAR(SER)/USA, Hubertus von Amelunxen, Jan Dibbets, Siegfried Zielinski, Johannes Odenthal, Teresa Dillon, Kristoffer Gansing, Baruch Gottlieb, Florian Hadler, Ewa Majewska and Julian Oliver. Free admission DE/EN

 

12.15 pm – Discussion between art scholar Hubertus von Amelunxen and concept artist Jan Dibbets on Vilem Flusser and the photographic image (in German)

Dialogue between Johannes Odenthal and Siegfried Zielinski on Flusser’s work

3 pm – Lecture performance on attentional rituals and technical images by ESTAR(SER)/USA, The Esthetical Society for Transcendental and Applied Realization (in English)

5 pm – Flusser and the utopian promise of the internet, discussion with Siegfried Zielinski, Teresa Dillon, Kristoffer Gansing, Baruch Gottlieb, Florian Hadler, Ewa Majewska and Julian Oliver.

Free admission

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