Aesthetics and Politics of (In)Visibility – Imagination, Representation, Impact
The research focus "(IN)VISIBILA – Aesthetics and Politics of (In)Visibility – Imagination, Representation, Impact" encompasses a variety of projects dealing with different aspects of (In)Visibilty in art, culture, media and science from history to present.
One important focus is the research on the impact (and changing roles) of occult and esoteric traditions in culture and cultural history (see the second cluster of projects listed below).
Another focus is on research devoted to aestetics and politics of (in)visibility in a wider spectrum, examining aspects of perception and cognition, production designs, techniques and technologies, strategies etc. pp. in theory and practice (i.e. imagination and invention; camouflage and mimikry; shielding; invisible archives; typecasting(s) and typologies of the invisible; (un)dead media and digital decay).
More detailed information on projects, lectures and publications is being implemented step by step; thank you for your patience!
Ongoing as well as completed projects (lectures, publications) are/were devoted to the following issues and problems:
1. Aesthetics and Politics of (In)Visibility
Several projects have separate "construction sites" / entries on this site, pls. see a.o.:
(Un)Sichtbar: Typisierungen des Entzugs / (In)Visible: Typecasting Withdrawal
KIOSK: Displays and Architectures of Communication
Images and/as User Interfaces – Bilder und/als Benutzeroberflächen
Metaphorology of Media
2. Occult and esoteric Traditions in the History of Culture, Media, Science and in Contemporary Culture(s)
Aestetics and Politics of Occulatation
On the impact of occult tradition in the arts, 19th to 21st centuries
The artist as "magician" and "alchemist" – production and perception
Surrealism and Occultism
Mediumism and Spiritism
Borderlands of Science
The Séance as format
Esotericism of "new" media
Occult traditions in Game Cultures
Iconology of Occulta (Alchemy, Magic, Rosicrucianism, Free-Masonry)
Science and Stage Magic
related project on www.visuelle-kultur.info: KIOSK Art Communication