"To See Or Not To See": Mountains of Images. Stacks & Stocks – Collections – Storages – Archives

Lecture & Course

A lecture-seminar exploring the field of visual culture in the tension field between visibility and invisibility. Each lesson starts with "close readings" of images from fine arts, media, sciences and/or popular culture.
Together with the systematic exploration and discussion of the images, their backgrounds and contexts basic terms, theories, practices and methods are introduced as well.

Our goal is not only to reveal possible meanings of images and to render them with respect to related conditions of production, publication and perception/reception. Special attention is devotet to processes of mutual exchange, gains and losses, conflicts and negotiations between different areas of visual culture and other fields of cultural activity, as well as the historical horizon of current aesthetic and social practices.

Each term comes with a special thematic focus. The special focus for winter 2012 is dedicated to "Mountains of Images" (Bilderberge), exploring both the metaphor and what it is pointing to: the way we are dealing with larger amounts, .

For more info about the focus theme pls. see the German version.

Winter 2012
"Ich sehe was, was Du nicht siehst" – Bild-Lektüren zur Visuellen Kultur
Focus: Mountains of Images (Bilderberge)
V/S (2 SWS) — Tue 16-18 — Sophienstr. 1-3, Room: 206 and on-site
FWI / FW II / L2-KU-M4 / L5-KU-M4 / L3-KU-M5 / L3-KU-M6 / L3-KU-M9 (3 CP)
BA/NF-KMKB-M6 (3 CP) / MA Curatorial Studies


tags: analogital, archives, art, art & media, art history, bibliomania, commons, cultural education, cultural history, cultural studies, curating, curatorial studies, digital culture, displays, everyday cultures, exhibitions, image & imagination, (in)visibility, knowledge cultures, material culture, media, media cultures, memory, objects & things, representation, space, spaces & places, stories & histories, things, time, topology, visibility, visual culture



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