641215 Literary Theories Positions: assembling: Narratives, Media, Theories

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Literary Theories Positions: assembling: Narratives, Media, Theories
VU 2

In this exercise, we want to negotiate and work together with the Fellows of the Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen on how the relationship between collecting and gathering is expressed in the various media constellations of the respective art projects. In doing so, we want to pursue the following key questions: How does the active category of assembling relate to passively marked collecting? How do new assemblies emerge in the exhibition space in which visitors are related with the objects? How are other assembly contexts (such as protests) integrated into the exhibition and art through the participation of "new media"? How can cultural and literary studies and their theories contribute to developing an understanding of how the connections between who assembles and what has been collected are established, for example through narratives, titles, programme booklets, etc.?

The connection between the seemingly distinct procedures of "collecting" and "gathering" becomes particularly obvious in the context of artistic works and (museum) exhibition practices: not only are various artefacts, media, bodies, etc. collected in exhibition spaces, but visitors also gather in the provided spaces. The spaces of the exhibition generate new relations spanning space and time. The inclusion of "new" media reinforces this spatial-temporal transgression. In the field of critical artistic practices, other assembly formats (such as protest) are often made the subject of discussion, thus potentiating the relationship between collection and assembly.

After an introductory discussion (1st unit) of important theoretical positions (Latour, Foucault, Haraway etc.), the key questions are discussed and worked on in project groups (2nd unit) together with the Fellows.

Active participation in a project group (presentation) is a prerequisite for a positive conclusion.

Angerer, Marie-Luise (2017): Affektökologie: Intensive Milieus und zufällige Begegnungen, Lüneburg.

Bourdieu, Pierre (1998): Praktische Vernunft: Zur Theorie des Handelns, Berlin.

Burri, Regula Valérie/Evert, Kerstin/Peters, Sibylle/Pilkington, Esther/Ziemer, Gesa (2014): Versammlung und Teilhabe: Urbane Öffentlichkeiten und performative Künste, Bielefeld.

Butler, Judith (2018): Anmerkungen zu einer performativen Theorie der Versammlung, Berlin.

Gießmann, Sebastian (2014): Die Verbundenheit der Dinge: Eine Kulturgeschichte der Netze und Netzwerke, Berlin.

Harrasser, Karin (2014): „Sammeln/Versammeln“, in: Ute Frietsch/Jörg Rogge (Hg.), Über die Praxis des kulturwissenschaftlichen Arbeitens. Ein Handwörterbuch, Bielefeld, S. 359-363.

Latour, Bruno (2005): Reassembling the Social, Oxford.

Schüttpelz, Erhard/ Thielmann, Tristan (2013): Akteur – Medien – Theorie, Bielefeld: Transcript.

Siegert, Bernhard (2011): „Kulturtechnik“, in: Harun Maye/Leander Scholz (Hg.): Einführung in die Kulturwissenschaft, München, S. 95-118.

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Fri 2019-03-29
09.00 - 18.00 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Sat 2019-03-30
09.00 - 18.00 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Fri 2019-05-10
09.00 - 18.00 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Sat 2019-05-11
09.00 - 18.00 40123 40123 Barrier-free