A blog about my residency at the Vilém Flusser Archive in collaboration with the Universität der Künste and the transmediale Festival. Here you can find updates of my research as well as info on public events.The Initial Proposal for the Residency
Yesterday I started my Oberseminar at the Faculty for Gestaltung (how could one translate this beautiful word) under the supervision of Professor Siegfried Zielinski and Professor Fürlus Eckhard. A lot of people showed up mainly Master Students from the Faculty of Visual Communication, but also quite a few artists and theorist.
A lot of interesting insights about mysticism, databanks, sound, global culture and politics, (in)visibility, opaqueness, …
I am going to present my research in three weeks, i.e. on Friday the 4th of May.
The Imagery Constitution of the Economy
Workshop description as part of the Residency at the Vilém Flusser Archive
The aim of this workshop is to provide the necessary theoretical tools for understanding the tensions related to the representation of economic value and power. By addressing the issue of representation, we can wage a critical analysis of the process of social constitution, at the same time as we clear the ground for a re-articulation of subjectivity and desire. The reference of the term imagery is purposely bivalent; it refers both to the image and to the imaginary of the subject. Power and economy are legitimized by tapping into the collective unconscious through the production of images and discourse. The underlying assumption is that social constitution is developed both in the rational and the affective registers of the subject. The production of such imagery provides important insights in the workings of the apparatuses that constitute social systems. The combination of theoretical analysis and visual art is necessary for challenging the investment on the dominant social link to economy and power, by waging critique and by providing a new iconography for social existence.
The workshop will be held for four sessions at the UdK in Berlin, divided in two pairs 29-30 May & 26-27 June. The first block is dedicated to theory (Barthes, Baudrillard, Flusser, Lacan), while during the second block we will discuss ideas about production. After the workshop the participant will be invited to produce work, that reflects on the representation of the desire in the economy, or propose an alternative iconography of desire and subjectivity. Participation at the workshop is open to all.
29th & 30th May 18.00-20.30
26th & 27th June 18.00-20.30
Universität der Künste Berlin
Registration and contact:
Anita Jóri - firstname.lastname@example.org