"To See Or Not To See": Role-Play

Reading Images – Exploring Visual Culture. Focus: Role-Play
Lecture / Seminar

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 2009/2010 is: Role-Play.

Please note: The original German Title – "Ich sehe was, was Du nicht siehst" (rough translation: "I see something you don't see") refers to a popular children's game. In Anglo-american cultures a similar game is known as "I spy with my little eye…"

Winter 2009/2010
"Ich sehe was, was Du nicht siehst" – Bild-Lektüren zur Visuellen Kultur
Fokus: Rollen-Spiele
V/S (2 SWS) — Wed 10-12 — Sophienstr. 1-3, Room: 206*
FWI / FW II / L2-KU-M4 / L5-KU-M4 / L3-KU-M5 / L3-KU-M6 / L3-KU-M9 (3 CP)
Open to all students

* Plus: a. o. Frankfurter Kunstverein (Exhibition: "Bilder vom Künstler")

related projects: GAMElabor BHF/4, kiosk, Urban Playgrounds

tags: art, art & media, art history, authorship, everyday cultures, fashion, film, games & play, image & imagination, imagination, (in)visibility, invisibility, media, music, natural sciences, perception, performance, photography, play, popular culture, science, seeing, video, visibility, vision, visual culture